10 Years Of Formula 1 Under Lights
Singapore Nights : 10 Years Of Formula 1 Under Lights
It’s F1 racing’s original night race, and while racing under floodlights is not an issue for the men at the wheel, the sheer physicality of the event is. A relentless 23 corners – more than any other current circuit – combine with extreme temperatures and sky-high humidity to form a supreme challenge not just to the drivers’ fitness, but also their powers of concentration and mental endurance. There are numerous bumps, overtaking opportunities are few, the unforgiving walls are never far away and at least one safety-car appearance is almost certain. No surprise then that only the very best tend to win here.
An oddity of the Singapore weekend is that in order to best accommodate the night-race timetable, the whole F1 paddock remains on European time. That means waking up late, in time to get to the circuit mid-afternoon, having dinner at 3 in the morning and heading to bed near dawn – usually in a hotel featuring black-out windows. Daniil Kvyat above is a fan, as is Force India’s Esteban Ocon: “It’s my favourite weekend schedule – I am someone who sleeps a lot and in Singapore I can get my 12 hours per night!”
The race starts at Sunday 27 September at 8pm Philippines time.
This time we will watch the race at Mr Rockefeller. This restaurant serves amazing food and craft beer, and is also a sports bar.
Come a little earlier for dinner, and then relax with a craft beer at race time.
The drivers championship is as follows:
1 LEWIS HAMILTON Mercedes car 238
2 SEBASTIAN VETTEL Ferrari car 235
3 VALTTERI BOTTAS Mercedes car 197
4 DANIEL RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing car 144
5 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN Ferrari car 138
6 MAX VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing car 68
7 SERGIO PEREZ Force India car 58
8 ESTEBAN OCON Force India car 55
9 CARLOS SAINZ Toro Rosso car 36
10 NICO HULKENBERG Renault car 34
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