Almost time for the Singapore GP, F1’s night race. This is the sixth race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit and the first without the Singapore Sling chicane.The Marina Bay Street Circuit is the second slowest circuit on the calendar, behind only Monaco. It is also the track with the most corners, with 23 of them, over double the corners of the last race at Monza. The track is 5.073km long with 61 laps in the race, a total distance of 309.453km, second longest this year.
Of the five Singapore GPs three have been won from pole position and none from second on the grid. All of the wins have come from the same side of the grid, Alonso won from 15th in 2008, with some controversy, and Vettel from third in 2012. Three drivers have won in Singapore, Alonso and Vettel have both won it twice and Red Bull are the only constructor to win there twice.
The lap record was set by Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari in 2008 with a time of 1:45.599, an average speed of 173kph or 107mph.
The Silly Stats
Seeing as everyone always talks about lights when it comes to the Singapore GP. The time it would take for a light to lap around the circuit through a fibre optic cable? 0.016922 milliseconds.
For some more stats on the Singapore GP see my mini-stat page