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The Singapore GP will function a brand new observe structure this 12 months, with 4 of the corners within the ultimate sector eliminated; it’s nonetheless a circuit that may go well with automobiles that are sturdy with their excessive downforce bundle; watch each session from the Singapore GP dwell on Sky Sports activities F1

Final Up to date: 11/09/23 7:00am

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Mercedes staff principal Toto Wolff questions whether or not Max Verstappen would maintain any significance to setting a brand new report of 10 consecutive Grand Prix wins

Mercedes staff principal Toto Wolff questions whether or not Max Verstappen would maintain any significance to setting a brand new report of 10 consecutive Grand Prix wins

Mercedes are “optimistic” the observe structure on the Singapore Grand Prix will go well with their automotive as they give the impression of being to bounce again into the rostrum combat.

Ferrari have been the staff closest to Crimson Bull final trip at Monza, whereas George Russell and Lewis Hamilton maximised the tempo of their automotive to complete fifth and sixth.

Monza is nearly an entire distinction to the streets of Singapore, which depends extra on excessive downforce and mechanical grip.

“There’s a motive to suppose that the automotive will work higher and that’s as a result of Singapore is a most downforce circuit,” defined Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin.

“Our efficiency on the excessive downforce tracks like at Barcelona, Budapest, and even Zandvoort the automotive was working nicely, and we have had fairly sturdy efficiency.

“We’re hoping to have the ability to be a bit faster there and get again to a place the place we are able to problem for podiums. The observe although does throw up some fairly distinctive challenges and we have additionally bought some structure adjustments for this 12 months. There’s a sequence of 4 corners close to the top of the lap which were eliminated the place the observe used to go beneath a grandstand by way of a tunnel.

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Talking on the Sky Sports activities F1 Podcast, Nico Rosberg reveals the acute bodily problem drivers face throughout a race weekend in Singapore

Talking on the Sky Sports activities F1 Podcast, Nico Rosberg reveals the acute bodily problem drivers face throughout a race weekend in Singapore

“That is now gone so we have an extended straight which can change a bit of bit how the tyres are working. There’s a bit much less vitality there but it surely’s additionally an abrasive tarmac. We have the softest three compounds so it is a fairly powerful race on the tyres and it is also a bumpy road circuit.

“Added to that, the race is run at night time. Loads of challenges for us to attempt to sort out then however we’re going there optimistic for a powerful efficiency.”

Wolff: We ought to be cautious with predictions

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Crimson Bull staff principal Christian Horner responds to Lewis Hamilton’s declare that Max Verstappen has not had the problem of racing towards sturdy team-mates

Crimson Bull staff principal Christian Horner responds to Lewis Hamilton’s declare that Max Verstappen has not had the problem of racing towards sturdy team-mates

Mercedes are second within the constructors’ championship, 45 factors forward of Ferrari and 56 factors in entrance of Aston Martin forward of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Hamilton and Russell haven’t featured on the rostrum for the reason that British Grand Prix in mid-July, however have proven sturdy in Hungary and Zandvoort – tracks which rely much less on straight line pace.

Crew principal Toto Wolff says Mercedes are “making enhancements” and is hoping to be on Crimson Bull’s tail in Singapore.

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Lewis Hamilton says he was at fault for his collision with Oscar Piastri in the course of the Italian Grand Prix and he went to apologise to the Australian after the race

Lewis Hamilton says he was at fault for his collision with Oscar Piastri in the course of the Italian Grand Prix and he went to apologise to the Australian after the race

“From final 12 months into this 12 months we should be cautious with our predictions. We might go ‘excessive downforce, hurray, we’ll be proper behind Crimson Bull subsequent week’ however we do not know, that is the reality,” he mentioned.

“The groups from second to sixth may be fairly shut collectively – that is us, Ferrari and McLaren and Aston Martin. However we’re constantly scoring with two automobiles, we’re solidly second within the championship, hopefully quickly third within the drivers’ championship with Lewis, so we’re delivering the absolute best job contemplating the automotive’s lack of efficiency.”

Sky Sports activities F1’s dwell Singapore GP schedule

Friday 15 September
10am: Singapore GP Observe One (session begins at 10.30pm)
1.45pm: Singapore GP Observe Two (session begins at 2pm)
3.30pm: The F1 Present

Saturday 16 September
10.15am: Singapore GP Observe Three (session begins at 10.30am)
1pm: Singapore GP Qualifying build-up
2pm: Singapore GP Qualifying
3.45pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book

Sunday 17 September
11.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Singapore GP build-up
1pm: THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
3pm: Chequered Flag: Singapore GP response
4pm: Ted’s Pocket book

Subsequent up for the F1 circus are the gorgeous streets of Singapore beneath the lights. All periods from the Singapore GP shall be dwell on Sky Sports activities F1 from September 15-17. Stream F1 on Sky Sports activities with NOW. Cancel anytime

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