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

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

Method 1 is tough at the very best of occasions however the Singapore Grand Prix is bodily essentially the most demanding occasion on the calendar and has thrown up some gorgeous performances too.

Since 2008, F1 have been racing underneath the lights across the Marina Bay Avenue Circuit. As it is a road circuit, driving near the partitions usually means you go quicker. Nonetheless, it is really easy to go over the restrict and find yourself within the wall.

Crimson Bull remarkably stay unbeaten in 2023 and Max Verstappen is on an unprecedented run of 10 consecutive wins. A serious motive for this unbelievable success is Crimson Bull’s errors, or lack of, as they’ve operationally been glorious.

However, if there’s one monitor the place they could possibly be caught out, it is Singapore. In truth, all of it went improper for Verstappen final yr in Qualifying and the Grand Prix, so can he make amends for that 12 months on?

Why has Verstappen not gained in Singapore?

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Look again at a few of the most dramatic moments to have taken place on the Singapore Grand Prix.

Look again at a few of the most dramatic moments to have taken place on the Singapore Grand Prix.

Crimson Bull usually have not had the automotive to beat in Singapore, which is the principle motive why Verstappen hasn’t gained there.

In 2017, the Dutchman began on the entrance row however was caught in the course of Ferrari pair Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on the run right down to Flip One.

A yr later, Lewis Hamilton produced an impressive Q3 lap to take pole place and managed the race from Verstappen, who needed to accept second.

Ferrari surprisingly took a one-two in 2019, with Verstappen in third and the Covid-19 pandemic meant there was no Singapore Grand Prix for the next two years.

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Max Verstappen had a weekend to neglect final yr in Singapore following a fuel-shortage blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race the place he completed seventh.

Max Verstappen had a weekend to neglect final yr in Singapore following a fuel-shortage blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race the place he completed seventh.

Final season, Verstappen was the massive favorite however a sequence of operational errors in Q3 meant he began eighth. Having seemed unbeatable within the opening two components of Qualifying, Verstappen aborted his penultimate lap in Q3 with the intention to be the final driver throughout the road, however was then informed to field in his last lap as a result of he did not have sufficient gasoline. Each of these flying laps have been ok for pole.

Within the race, he tried to overhaul Lando Norris going into Flip 7, however locked up closely and was compelled to pit for recent tyres, subsequently ending seventh.

‘Like you might be in a sauna on a spinning bike’

Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc attempt to get well after final yr’s Singapore GP

All of the drivers say Singapore is the hardest occasion of the yr because of the warmth, humidity and demanding monitor. It is so sizzling, that the drivers’ cool drink turns into consuming a sizzling tea after only a few laps within the race.

Nico Rosberg, who gained the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix, describes the depth of the hardest race on the calendar.

“I’d lose eight kilos (3.6kg) of body weight from sweating. It is such as you’re in a snowboarding swimsuit, whereas sitting on asphalt which is 45 levels. Then you have got the petrol proper behind you, which is 65 levels, so it is extraordinarily sizzling,” Rosberg mentioned on the Sky Sports activities F1 Podcast.

“There is not any recent air coming in, you have got the seatbelts actually tight and the carbon seat moulded to your physique, so you’ll be able to hardly breathe correctly.

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“Nook after nook the place you must maintain your breath within the corners, you’ll be able to’t breathe if you’re cornering since you maintain your breath.

“I bear in mind after 10 laps I’d take a look at the pit board and it might say ’50 laps to go’ and I am considering ‘I am carried out. I am 10 laps in and there is 50 to go’. It is so horrible the sensation within the automotive, it is like you might be in a sauna on a spinning bike for 2 hours.

“Your head is beginning to pump throughout the helmet, your sweat is dripping down on the eyes and burning. It is extremely robust.”

Will Crimson Bull’s streak come to an finish?

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Jenson Button offers his ideas on Lewis Hamilton’s newest feedback on Max Verstappen’s driving companions, in addition to wanting on the future for Lando Norris.

Jenson Button offers his ideas on Lewis Hamilton’s newest feedback on Max Verstappen’s driving companions, in addition to wanting on the future for Lando Norris.

Crimson Bull have gained all 14 races in 2023 however have come underneath stress on the upper downforce tracks, notably over one lap. Assume Monaco when Verstappen was compelled to drive the wheels off his automotive to grab pole from Fernando Alonso, or Hamilton taking prime spot in Hungary with a mighty lap.

Singapore is all about mechanical grip and traction, two key areas the sphere are a lot nearer to Crimson Bull. Ferrari confirmed that at Monza in Qualifying as they not solely had sturdy straight line velocity, however the drivers may stand on the throttle out of the slower corners with loads of confidence.

Aston Martin ought to be again in podium competition too with their nice change of route and a automotive that turns very effectively within the low-speed corners.

The pole sitter has gained eight of the 13 Singapore Grand Prix and overtaking is notoriously tough, so a spectacular efficiency from one of many Mercedes, Ferrari or Aston Martin drivers in Qualifying, thus giving them monitor place, may put Crimson Bull on the backfoot.

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Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff questions whether or not Max Verstappen would maintain any significance to setting a brand new file of ten consecutive Grand Prix wins.

Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff questions whether or not Max Verstappen would maintain any significance to setting a brand new file of ten consecutive Grand Prix wins.

“Singapore is such a tough monitor. It is a monitor with one of the corners of the yr, it is unending, nook after nook. It is actually tough to get the setup proper and get the tyres working correctly,” mentioned Rosberg.

“Possibly we are able to have some surprises with some groups going extraordinarily effectively. I feel it will be refreshing.”

New Singapore structure

There have been a couple of tweaks to the Marina Bay Avenue Circuit structure since its inception in 2008 however this yr sees the largest change as 4 corners have been eliminated within the last sector.

The development of multi-purpose outside venue NS Sq. means Turns 16, 17, 18 and 19 have been eliminated, so the monitor will now not go underneath the grandstand in the direction of the top of the lap.

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As a substitute, there can be a straight from Flip 15 to the outdated Flip 20 and 21 chicane (which is able to now be the Flip 16 and 17 chicane). This may put much less stress on the tyres and provides the drivers a little bit of a breather too.

However, Singapore remains to be so robust and a monitor that may severely punish anybody who is just not on their recreation.

Sky Sports activities F1’s dwell Singapore GP schedule

Friday September 15
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 September 16
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 September 17
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 underneath the lights. All periods from the Singapore GP can 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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