Singapore F1 Grand Prix Preview

Singapore GP Pte Ltd, along with Singapore Tourism Board said that the Singapore Grand Prix will continue to be a part of the Formula 1 World Championship for four more years, from 2018 to 2021.

Nether-the-less, Vandoorne is hoping the safety auto, which has made an appearance in all of the previous nine Singapore Grand Prix, can aid their chances of advancing their positions, but he feels the team can secure what would only be their second two-car points finish of 2017. Aside from being a street race, the Singapore GP is also known for holding a strong line-up of concerts as well as other entertainment shows.

"It's generally been close everywhere we go, even when it's "this one will suit Mercedes", or "this one will suit Ferrari".

"I believe we can win another and then obviously next year to start accumulating more and obviously fight for a title".

"It is a circuit that we have found hard to master".

Lewis and Mercedes definitely have momentum at the moment, claiming four victories from the last five races. But this is racing and anything can happen. "How good it will be, we'll find out", Sport24 quoted Vettel as saying.

Liberty Media chief Chase Carey, the man who replaced the great Bernie Ecclestone, has mentioned that the Indian market holds a great importance and the races might soon return, if everything goes as planned. "On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull".

And for our pick this weekend - Max Verstappen has had some bad luck this year.

The street circuit is quite slow and has 23 corners - that means it is likely to favour the Ferrari.

Looking at the drivers championship Hamilton is way ahead of his rivals with 53 points gap between him and second placed Rosberg while Vettel is 74 points behind so Hamilton don't actually have to win the race as longs as he keeps picking some points from now to the end of the season.

The cost of organising the race is also expected to ease to about S$135 million each year, down from S$150 million now, despite operational costs rising over the last 10 years with inflation.

Ricciardo is my dark horse for a win here, if Vettel suffers any problems. He also produced a spirited performance a year ago as he raced from the back of the grid to finish at the fifth spot.

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