Codemasters provide another essential track guide for Marina Bay Street Circuit, venue of the Singapore Grand Prix.
The virtual version of the track available on F1 2020 is “one of the hardest tracks on the entire calendar, the Singapore Street Circuit is an endurance test that rarely gives you a chance to relax. Keep a cool head and try out our tips from this guide to succeed.”
This is how they do it in Lando Norris’ McLaren MCL35.
Track Information provided by F1.com:
The Marina Bay Circuit arrived on the scene in 2008. A street track with the city’s famous skyline as its spectacular backdrop, the initial circuit plan by Herman Tilke was refined by KBR Inc, while the event has quickly established itself as one of the standouts on the F1 calendar.
In 2008, Singapore had the honour of hosting the first night-time race in F1 history. The Grand Prix – the 15th round of that season – proved a huge hit with the teams and drivers, while Renault’s Fernando Alonso claimed a controversial victory.
The 5.063km Marina Bay Circuit is one of the most physically demanding on the calendar, its bumpy street surface coupled with humid conditions giving the drivers plenty to think about.
With 23 corners, they are working the wheel a lot, too, around the high-speed lap – the physical stress causing them to lose as much as 3kg over the course of a race.
The circuit also boasts some of the most unique features of any track on the F1 calendar, including Turn 18, which actually sees the drivers pass underneath a grandstand.