Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore)

SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of the circuit during final practice ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street on September 20, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Track name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Times the race has been held here: 9
First GP: 2008, won by
Total number of race laps: 61
Complete race distance: 308.828 kilometers (191.897 miles)
Pit lane speed limit: 60 kph (37 mph)
Pitlane length: 420m/0.261 miles, estimated time loss 24s
2016 winner: Nico Rosberg, 1:55:48.950
2016 pole position: Nico Rosberg, 1:42.584
2016 fastest lap: Daniel Ricciardo, 1:47.187
Most wins (Driver) Sebastian Vettel (4)
Most wins(Team): Ferrari (3)
Lap record: Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 2016 – 1:47.187
Smallest winning margin: 0.293s, in 2010.
Circuit Length: 5.065km/3.147 miles
Direction: Clockwise
Turns: 23
Distance to Turn 1: 200m/0.124 miles
Longest straight: 832m/0.5176 miles, on the approach to Turn Seven
Fastest corner: 200km/h (124mph), Turn 23
Slowest corner: 80km/h (50mph), Turn 13
Top Speed: 305km/h/190mph, on the approach to Turn One
Full throttle: 45 per cent, with the longest period of full throttle being just 9s
DRS Zones: Two, on the approaches to Turns One and 17
Key Corner: Turn Five, a 90-degree right-hander. The exit is bumpy and it’s vital to get the power down cleanly because the second DRS zone follows
Fuel consumption: 1.65 per lap, which is average
ERS Demands: Medium. The short bursts of acceleration from low speed make this track quite demanding on the ERS.
Brake wear: High. There are 16 braking events around the lap, with few cooling opportunities between each one.
Gear changes: 80 per lap/4,880 per race
Safety car likelihood: High. There has been at least one Safety Car period in every Singapore Grand Prix.
Tyre choices: Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Weather: Hot (27 – 33).
Chance of rain: 21%
Grip levels: Low. The asphalt is slippery and the average speed being the second-slowest of the year.
Run off: Good. For a street circuit, there is plenty of run-off. In the places where the cars are at their fastest.
A lap around Marina Bay Street Circuit

Main straight going into turn one, heavy braking, easy to front lock. You want to carry through some speed there. You go into a tight hairpin with a tricky throttle application. Then turn four is a mid-speed corner going into the longest straight on the track, big braking at the end of that.

Then a right-hand side, 20-degree turn followed by a left-hand side, 90-degree turn. Then you go to the left carrying some speed with a right chicane. It’s pretty tricky going under the bridge. There’s a bit of a bump, tricky braking at the end before that left hairpin. On the back straight it’s important to get good traction. Big braking to go into the next right-hand side, 90-degree turn.

The next braking zone is a bit tricky, then the chicane at (turns) 18 and 19, having passed the stadium, where there’s no room for error. Last sequence – lot of inside curb through turn 21. We see a lot of cars touching the wall on exit there. The final corner is the second quickest on the track. It’s pretty cool. You carry top speed from there to the start.