2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

11.
September 2017
Brackley

Battle continues with Round 14 of the 2017 season from the Marina Bay Street Circuit

  • Toto Talks Singapore
  • Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond

Toto Talks Singapore

Identifying clearly our strengths and our weaknesses has been a strength of our team in recent seasons. As we have pushed to become better and stronger in every area, we have put the finger in the wound in order to understand the root causes of both our good performances and the bad ones. In 2015, Singapore provided us with one of the most painful experiences in recent seasons, so we rolled up the sleeves, learned from it and managed to bounce back with a great win last year. But notwithstanding that success, this is a circuit we have found difficult to master with its combination of short, sharp corners, relatively short straights and bumpy surface. And we head to Asia this time round with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead of us.

So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull. Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017. Sometimes, characteristics like this are simply in the DNA of a car. Nevertheless we learned a lot from our struggles in Monaco, raised our level of performance significantly in Hungary and we have made good progress in understanding what we need to do in order to get the most from the chassis.

Singapore is a fantastic showcase for our sport and a unique spectacle under the lights. But it’s a demanding weekend for the teams: the ambient conditions make life in the garage tough, it’s physically demanding for the drivers and challenging for the cars in terms of managing brake and tyre temperatures. Safety Car periods are almost guaranteed, so there are lots of variables to consider on strategy. It’s a weekend when every part of the team needs to be at its best if you wish to score a strong finish. We will aim to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and finish strongly.

Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond

2017 Singapore Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(SGT)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Practice 1

Friday

16:30 – 18:00

09:30 – 11:00

10:30 – 12:00

Practice 2

Friday

20:30 – 22:00

13:30 – 15:00

14:30 – 16:00

Practice 3

Saturday

18:00 – 19:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

Qualifying

Saturday

21:00 – 22:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

Race

Sunday

20:00 – 22:00

13:00 – 15:00

14:00 – 16:00

 

Circuit Records – Silver Arrows at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Silver

Arrows

7

2

3

2

4

1

4

Lewis

Hamilton

9

2

4

3

4

1

3

Valtteri

Bottas

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

Mercedes-Benz

Power

9

3

7

4

7

3

13

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Silver

Arrows

5,607

27,844

87,780

265,917

224,280,000

Lewis

Hamilton

2,715

13,474

42,390

128,571

108,600,000

Valtteri

Bottas

2,892

14,370

45,390

137,346

115,680,000

Mercedes-Benz

Power

15,832

78,902

247,490

751,707

633,280,000

 

All-Time Records - Silver Arrows in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Silver

Arrows

161

72

145

83

150

53

39

49

Lewis

Hamilton

201

59

112

69

114

37

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

106

2

18

2

6

1

N/A

N/A

Mercedes-Benz

Power

432

158

412

166

330

148

64

85

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