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Old 19th September 2012, 14:44   #1
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End of European Grand Prix, we move over to Singapore and its Night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The circuit itself is Spectacular, Its always exciting to watch Daylight being simulated at night, it adds a new dimension to Formula 1 racing.

Going a bit off-topic. Everytime i think of Singapore GP, i always wonder, what happens if there is a Power failure during the race, what a pile-up

Getting back to the topic, a circuit with High Downforce, must suit RBR and Ferrari, and with the new exhaust upgrades on the Mercedes, its best seen who's made any developments, as been discussed over testing upgrades.

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Fri 21 September 2012

Practice 1 15:30 - 17:00
Practice 2 19:00 - 20:30


Sat 22 September 2012

Practice 3 15:30 - 16:30

QUALIFYING 18:30


Sun 23 September 2012

RACE DAY 17:30



SINGAPORE TRACK RECORD

Race Date: 23 Sep 2012

Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Number of Laps: 61

Circuit Length: 5.073 km

Race Distance: 309.316 km

Lap Record: 1:45.599 - K Raikkonen (2008)
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I think this is gonna be a boring race. Very few overtaking opportunities.

Who were last 3 winners ?
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I think this is gonna be a boring race. Very few overtaking opportunities.

Who were last 3 winners ?
It's a boring circuit. After Monza, it would look even more boring.

Winners -
Barichello - 2009
Alonso - 2010
Vettel - 2011
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Winners -
Barichello - 2009
Alonso - 2010
Vettel - 2011
A bit of correction there:
2008 - Alonso, Renault
2009 - Hamilton, McLaren
2010 - Alonso, Ferrari
2011 - Vettel, Red Bull
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What a spectacle for F1!
Interesting that the entire Paddock still follows European time.. which means drivers actually hit the sack at 5am local time, wake up early afternoon and then head to the track.

Strategy should be key, choosing between a 2 stop (standard) or 3 (aggressive). The only thing predictable is the appearance of the safety car!

I dont see Ferrari being too strong here, Mclaren vs Red Bull it should be, with Lotus in the mix. Mercedes are bringing a whole range of updates which may take a while to dial in.

Rain is predicted for Sunday which will spice things up further, if so, would this be the first wet race at Singapore?
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What a spectacle for F1!
Interesting that the entire Paddock still follows European time.. which means drivers actually hit the sack at 5am local time, wake up early afternoon and then head to the track.

Strategy should be key, choosing between a 2 stop (standard) or 3 (aggressive). The only thing predictable is the appearance of the safety car!

I dont see Ferrari being too strong here, Mclaren vs Red Bull it should be, with Lotus in the mix. Mercedes are bringing a whole range of updates which may take a while to dial in.

Rain is predicted for Sunday which will spice things up further, if so, would this be the first wet race at Singapore?
A 2 stop for the leaders possibly ?? McLaren will qualify well. Have to see what is the upgrade from Mercedes and if that is going to help them with race trim.

Rain during the race is something I don't want to see as water and light just don't gel well.
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Really like watching the Singapore GP, the night race thing really gets me.

My money on the McLaren boys, the car is in great shape; until it breaks down.
Also, expecting a stunner from Grosjean and another podium for Kimi. Go Lotus!
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Singapore is a car breaker. Hope we don't lose any fast cars to reliability issues.

Lotus has to bring in a better result here. It is their moment of reckoning in the championship.

Read Merc' Coanda-effect exhausts helps low speed traction. Hope it works as intended.

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Apparently, Lewis has a new helmet for Singapore! And... its not yellow

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It rained pretty hard here this evening. Interesting to see if this happen on the weekend as well.

Singapore should be quite a challenge for the season's crash boy (Maldonado)
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Apparently, Lewis has a new helmet for Singapore! And... its not yellow

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Hi Arun,
Wassup?
It's not just them, Vettel has got a new one too and a cool one with LEDs fitted to it. It will be much cooler if its powered by solar cells and brightens up when his Kers is on!!

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Thanks StarSports for telecasting the FPs, its so fascinating to watch the Singapore GP lit up track. And it is going to keep me excited through the weekend!!
Cheers,
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Hi Arun,
Wassup?
It's not just them, Vettel has got a new one too and a cool one with LEDs fitted to it. It will be much cooler if its powered by solar cells and brightens up when his Kers is on!!

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Thanks StarSports for telecasting the FPs, its so fascinating to watch the Singapore GP lit up track. And it is going to keep me excited through the weekend!!
Cheers,
D.
Agree, its very nice of Star Sports to telecast the Practice sessions LIVE

But something gives me a feeling that this Race is going to be Long and a Boring one
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Singapore would be the right place for Vettel to bring this helmet with light back




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Hi Arun,
Wassup?
It's not just them, Vettel has got a new one too and a cool one with LEDs fitted to it. It will be much cooler if its powered by solar cells and brightens up when his Kers is on!!

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Thanks StarSports for telecasting the FPs, its so fascinating to watch the Singapore GP lit up track. And it is going to keep me excited through the weekend!!
Cheers,
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Am hoping for rain. The Red Bulls and Mclarens are very quick. Alonso's lead will be reduced considerably. Atleast Ferrari are 3rd quickest.
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Today I went to FP2. This is my first F1 experience. F1 engine sound is just astonishing. Because of the tall building there was boombox effect also. Really enjoyed today's night. Environment around clarke quay is just awesome.
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