?? THE 2019 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
ROUND 15. 20TH-22ND SEPTEMBER.
1012TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 20TH SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX | 12TH GRAND PRIX AT MARINA BAY CIRCUIT
2018 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2018 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON
Friday 20th September
Free Practice 1 (4:30pm Local Time/ 9:30am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (8:30pm Local Time/ 1:30pm UK Time)
Saturday 21st September
Free Practice 3 (6pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (9pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Sunday 22nd September
The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix (8:10pm Local Time/ 1:10pm UK Time)
?? WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS
Kimi Raikkonen will equal Michael Schumacher’s tally of Grand Prix starts this weekend.
The Singapore Grand Prix will be the 800th race to feature an Italian driver.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are currently tied for the most wins at the Singapore Grand Prix with four apiece. Should one of them win this weekend, they’ll set a new outright record for most wins at the event. The same statistic is true of pole positions at the circuit.
If Red Bull win the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, they’ll equal Mercedes as the most successful constructor at the track. Mercedes have taken four victories here and could extend that record with a win this weekend.
If Lewis Hamilton takes pole this weekend he’ll become the first F1 driver to have taken back-to-back poles at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Should Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg or Romain Grosjean fail to finish the race, it’ll be a record breaking fourth time which a driver has failed to finish the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton and Hulkenberg could both equal Grosjean’s total tally of non-finishes should they retire this weekend. Grosjean has recorded a DNS in addition to his three DNFs here.
You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.
ALL THE INFO
Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the 2019 race!
- The Ultimate Track Guide
- Track Stats (Coming Soon)
- Team Form (Coming Soon)
- Driver Form (Coming Soon)
- Lucky and Unlucky Grid Positions (Coming Soon)
2018 RACE RECAP
Lewis Hamilton was unstoppable in Singapore in 2018 as he took the pole and won dominantly, further extending his championship lead.
A mistake in Free Practice Two saw Sebastian Vettel scraping the wall and put him on the back foot for the rest of the weekend. Lewis Hamilton took pole with what Toto Wolff described as one of the best laps he’d ever seen. Verstappen lined up alongside Hamilton on the front row, but was challenged on the first lap by Sebastian Vettel. The pair avoided contact at the first corner, and Vettel made it by later on in the lap. The Ferrari driver’s move was well-timed, as it came seconds before a Safety Car was called due to the two Force India drivers colliding with one another. Esteban Ocon was out of the race. Vettel opted to pit first but Verstappen would re-pass him as a result, Verstappen emerging on the harder compound of tyre. The remaining Force India continued causing damage out on track, picking up a puncture after a questionable defensive move on Sergey Sirotkin. As Sirotkin got into his next battle, this time with Romain Grosjean, the pair got in the way of race leader Hamilton, who they were being lapped by. This allowed Verstappen to close up to the back of the Mercedes, but there was no way by for the Red Bull. Grosjean was handed a five second penalty for ignoring blue flags, while Sirotkin picked up a penalty for forcing Brendon Hartley off the track. Hamilton won comfortably ahead of Verstappen as Vettel finished third.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Romain Grosjean (Haas)
Lando Norris (McLaren)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)
Robert Kubica (Williams)
The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Frédéric Vasseur (Alfa Romeo)
Guenther Steiner (Haas)
Zak Brown (McLaren)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Mika Salo.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:
FASTEST EVER LAP
The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2018. Will it be beaten over the race weekend?
Each weekend, the tyres will be known as Soft (red), Medium (yellow) and Hard (white), but the actual compounds will change each race weekend.
Pirelli will supply C3, C4 and C5 tyres this race weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres can be found below:
2018 FASTEST LAP IN EACH SESSION
|Free Practice 1
|1:39.711 (Daniel Ricciardo)
|Free Practice 2
|1:38.699 (Kimi Raikkonen)
|Free Practice 3
|1:38.054 (Sebastian Vettel)
|1:36.015 (Lewis Hamilton)
|1:41.905 (Kevin Magnussen)
ON THIS DAY
The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix will be the sixth Formula 1 race to have been held on 22nd September. Other races to be held on this date include the 1968 and 1974 Canadian Grands Prix and the 1991 and 1996 Portuguese Grands Prix. The most recent race to take place on this day was the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix.
If patterns in history are anything to go by, Red Bull are set to win this year’s Singapore race. McLaren won the first two races held on this date, Williams won the next two, and Red Bull are the most recent winners. Will they be the third team to take back-to-back 22nd September wins?
A race on this date has been won from pole three times, while the 1968 Canadian Grand Prix is the only race held on this date from which the polesitter has retired. Meanwhile, at least one Ferrari has featured on the podium in all of the last four races on this date and Renault power has taken victory in the last three races held on 22nd September.