F1 2019: Singapore Grand Prix Preview

Having taken victory around Marina Bay on four previous occasions, can Lewis Hamilton become the outright record Singapore Grand Prix winner this weekend with a fifth win? (Image credit: Steve Etherington)

With the European leg of this season now done, Formula One jets off to Marina Bay for the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton arrives here with a 63 point lead over Mercedes’ teammate, Valtteri Bottas and with Singapore being a complex track, this could well be anyone’s for the taking so here’s everything you need to know ahead of this weekend as Hamilton goes for a record fifth win around the streets of Marina Bay. 

 

Track Guide

Marina Bay

Circuit: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Laps: 61

Race Distance: 308.828km

Tyre Compounds: C3, C4 & C5

 

Schedule

Date Session Time (BST)
Friday 20 September FP1 9:30am
Friday 20 September FP2 1:30pm
Saturday 21 September FP3 11:00am
Saturday 21 September Qualifying 2:00pm
Sunday 22 September Race 1:10pm

 

Three Key Pointers

  • Hooking up a clean lap will be key in qualifying with all three sectors set to suit different teams. 
  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel needs a clean weekend here if he is to rediscover his best form, particularly around a track that he has won four times in the past. 
  • After showing progress in Hungary, Williams should be competitive around this track given its similar characteristics to that of the Hungaroring, and any Safety Cars could help them in the race. 

 

If missed the opening 14 rounds of this season, get up to date with our race reviews below along with our half-term report.

 

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