Singapore Preview

19/09/2015

As it stands, Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers Championship by 53 points over team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Singapore throws up surprises each year, what will happen this year?

The first Singapore Grand Prix was hosted in 2008 and is the first “night held” race ever. The race had the nickname of “Crashgate” scandal when Nelson Piquet Jr crashed early on and gave team-mate Fernando Alonso an advantage, as he had just pitted for tyres. Alonso won from then on. A year later and Renault admitted to telling Piquet to crash.

Red Bull is the most successful team round here with 3 wins. McLaren, Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes have 1 win each here.

Sebatian Vettel is the most successful driver round here with 3 wins. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have 2 wins each.

Back to this years race and this is the race that has most teams anticipated, especially Red Bull and McLaren. Both teams took engine penalty’s in Monza, that shows how much prepared they are to have a decent weekend.

This weekend also sees American’s Alexander Rossi debut in the Manor Marussia. He replaces Roberto Merhi for this weekend. He is the first American driver since Scott Speed in 2007.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton hopes to break even on some records. He is chasing his 8th pole position in a row and if he does he will level will Ayrton Senna. Mercedes are hoping to match Williams’s 1992/1993 season record of 24 pole positions in a row.

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