An update from Free Practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as the Bulls get up and running at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
We’re into the 11th season of the iconic Singapore race now and the sheer scale of the challenge of building this circuit every year is truly mind-boggling. It’s a huge, huge task in Monaco and Baku – but dropping a racing circuit into the middle of one of the world’s busiest urban areas is simply mind-boggling.
As if this were not special enough, the race promoters decided they’d do it under lights too. Adding to this spectacle we then have the weather. 140km from the equator, the climate in Singapore is, unsurprisingly, equatorial. It isn’t quite the hottest place F1 goes, but it is the most humid.
In Free Practice One the drivers took to a hot and challenging track, as the session took place in the afternoon sun. It was a good session for the Bulls, as Daniel took P1 with 1:39.711 from his 27 laps. Max finished the session in P2, 0.201s behind his teammate, posting a 1:39.912 from his 27 laps.
Night fell and the lights came on as Free Practice Two started around the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Both Bulls improved on their FP1 times slightly, as Max finished the session in P3 with a 1:39.221. The Dutchman completed 28 laps. Daniel was P4 with a 1:39.309, after putting in 33 laps.
The final practice session on Saturday saw Daniel finish in P5 with a 1:39.186, from his 14 laps. Max was P6, posting a 1:39.265 after 10 laps.