Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Singapore Grand-Prix preview

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Singapore Grand-Prix preview

12.09.2017: Singapore Grand Prix - Battle continues with Round 14 of the 2017 season from the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Singapore Grand Prix - 
Battle continues with Round 14 of the 2017 season from the Marina Bay Street Circuit


 
Toto Talks Singapore

 


Identifying clearly our strengths and our weaknesses has been a strength of our team in recent seasons. As we have pushed to become better and stronger in every area, we have put the finger in the wound in order to understand the root causes of both our good performances and the bad ones.



In 2015, Singapore provided us with one of the most painful experiences in recent seasons, so we rolled up the sleeves, learned from it and managed to bounce back with a great win last year.



But notwithstanding that success, this is a circuit we have found difficult to master with its combination of short, sharp corners, relatively short straights and bumpy surface. And we head to Asia this time round with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead of us.
 


So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull. Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017. Sometimes, characteristics like this are simply in the DNA of a car.



Nevertheless we learned a lot from our struggles in Monaco, raised our level of performance significantly in Hungary and we have made good progress in understanding what we need to do in order to get the most from the chassis.
 


Singapore is a fantastic showcase for our sport and a unique spectacle under the lights. But it's a demanding weekend for the teams: the ambient conditions make life in the garage tough, it's physically demanding for the drivers and challenging for the cars in terms of managing brake and tyre temperatures.



Safety Car periods are almost guaranteed, so there are lots of variables to consider on strategy. It's a weekend when every part of the team needs to be at its best if you wish to score a strong finish. We will aim to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and finish strongly.
 





 
Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond
 

2017 Singapore Grand Prix Timetable
 

Session          Local Time (SGT)          Brackley (BST)          Stuttgart (CEST)



Practice 1 (Friday)          16:30 - 18:00          09:30 - 11:00          10:30 - 12:00

Practice 2 (Friday)          20:30 - 22:00          13:30 - 15:00          14:30 - 16:00

Practice 3 (Saturday)          18:00 - 19:00          11:00 - 12:00          12:00 - 13:00

Qualifying (Saturday)          21:00 - 22:00          14:00 - 15:00          15:00 - 16:00

Race (Sunday)          20:00 - 22:00          13:00 - 15:00          14:00 - 16:00

 
 


Circuit Records - Silver Arrows at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
 


           Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps          DNF



Silver Arrows          7          2          3          2          4          1          4


L. Hamilton          9          2          4          3          4          1          3


V. Bottas          4          0          0          0          0          0          1


MB Power          9          3          7          4          7          3          13

 


 
Technical Stats - Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)
 

           Laps Completed          Distance Covered (km)          Corners Taken          Gear Changes          PETRONAS Fuel Injections


Silver Arrows          5,607          27,844          87,780          265,917          224,280,000


L. Hamilton          2,715          13,474          42,390          128,571          108,600,000


V. Bottas          2,892          14,370          45,390          137,346          115,680,000


MB Power          15,832          78,902          247,490          751,707          633,280,000

 
 


All-Time Records - Silver Arrows in Formula One
 


           Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps          1-2 Wins          Front Row Lockouts



Silver Arrows          161          72          145          83          150          53          39          49

Lewis Hamilton          201          59          112          69          114          37          N/A          N/A

Valtteri Bottas          106          2          18          2          6          1          N/A          N/A

MB Power          432          158          412          166          330          148          64          85



 
Bradley Lord- photos Mercedes
 

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