?? THE 2021 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
ROUND 16. 1st – 3rd October.
1051st F1 GRAND PRIX | 21st SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX | 13th GRAND PRIX AT MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT
2019 POLESITTER: CHARLES LECLERC | 2019 WINNER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Friday 1st October
Free Practice 1 (5pm Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (8:30pm Local Time/ 1:30pm UK Time)
Saturday 2nd October
Free Practice 3 (6pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (9pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Sunday 3rd October
The 2021 Singapore Grand Prix (8pm Local Time/ 1pm UK Time)
- This will be the fourth F1 race to be held on 3rd October. It’s the first race to be held on this date since the 1976 Canadian Grand Prix. The 2021 Singapore Grand Prix will mark the first time that the event has not been held in September since joining the calendar in 2008.
- Lap 24 of the 2021 Singapore Grand Prix will be the 750th racing lap held at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
- If Lewis Hamilton wins this weekend, he will once again equal Sebastian Vettel’s record tally of Singapore Grand Prix wins. The pair were previously tied for most wins at the event, until Vettel took his fifth win at the track in 2019.
- A win for any driver other than Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso would make them the fifth driver to triumph at the Marina Bay Circuit.
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Information about the upcoming race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be added here.
MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT TRACK GUIDE
The Marina Bay Circuit holds one of Formula 1’s most spectacular weekends as the cars glisten under the streetlights in Singapore, the home of the sport’s original night race.
Singapore was one of two new street tracks introduced as part of the 2008 Formula One season. Whereas Valencia was ditched from the calendar after the 2012 event, the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore remains on the calendar and the challenge of competing here is much loved by drivers, teams and fans alike. The 23-turn track was originally designed by Herman Tilke before being modified by KBR Inc., an American engineering company. The area of land which the circuit occupies is 799,000 square metres, which is the equivalent of 80 football pitches.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. The drivers appearing in the press conference are yet to be announced.
The media will also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. The team members appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend are yet to be announced.
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 is yet to be announced.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:
In 2021, each team will be supplied with the same selection of tyres by Pirelli: two sets of hard compounds, three sets of medium compounds and eight sets of soft compounds. Pirelli will supply the C3, C4 and C5 compounds for this race weekend.
2019 SINGAPORE GP RECAP
Charles Leclerc took a third consecutive pole position, but it was Sebastian Vettel who took a record-breaking fifth Singapore Grand Prix victory.
Charles Leclerc dominated in qualifying, securing a third consecutive pole position and starting alongside Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton came under pressure from Sebastian Vettel on the first lap, but was able to stay ahead. Further back, Carlos Sainz picked up a puncture following contact with Nico Hulkenberg. Vettel and Max Verstappen were first of the front runners to pit, with Leclerc pitting from the lead on the next lap. But Vettel’s pace advantage saw him pull off the undercut, much to Leclerc’s dismay. As the two Mercedes pitted, Antonio Giovinazzi found himself in the lead of the race for Alfa Romeo, but Vettel soon found a way past the Italian. Another Renault made contact, this time Daniel Ricciardo on former race leader Giovinazzi. The Australian picked up a puncture as a result. The Safety Car came out following contact between Romain Grosjean and George Russell, with the Williams driver recording the first retirement of his career. Lance Stroll picked up a puncture after the restart, while Sergio Perez pulled off in the other Racing Point after being ordered to stop by the team. Kimi Raikkonen was then forced out of the race following a collision with Daniil Kvayt, bringing out the Safety Car once more. Vettel was unphased by the restarts, keeping his cool to claim his first win of the season. Leclerc and Verstappen completed the podium, while Kevin Magnussen picked up the Fastest Lap at the event for the second year in a row.
FASTEST EVER LAP
RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION
|Free Practice 1||1:42.489 (Daniel Ricciardo)||1:39.711 (Daniel Ricciardo)||1:40.259 (Max Verstappen)|
|Free Practice 2||1:40.852 (Daniel Ricciardo)||1:38.699 (Kimi Raikkonen)||1:38.773 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Free Practice 3||1:41.829 (Max Verstappen)||1:38.054 (Sebastian Vettel)||1:38.192 (Charles Leclerc)|
|Qualifying||1:39.491 (Sebastian Vettel)||1:36.015 (Lewis Hamilton)||1:36.217 (Charles Leclerc)|
|Grand Prix||1:45.008 (Lewis Hamilton)||1:41.905 (Kevin Magnussen)||1:42.301 (Kevin Magnussen)|