Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay

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Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay

Post by andrew » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:30 pm

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2009 Result:

1 - Lewis Hamilton - McLaren-Mercedes
2 - Timo Glock - Toyota
3 - Fernando Alonso - Renault
4 - Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull-Renault
5 - Jenson Button -Brawn-Mercedes
6 - Rubens Barrichello - Brawn-Mercedes
7 - Heikki Kovalainen - McLaren-Mercedes
8 - Robert Kubica - BMW Sauber
9 - Kazuki Nakajima - Williams-Toyota
10 - Kimi Räikkönen - Ferrari
11 - Nico Rosberg - Williams-Toyota
12 - Jarno Trulli - Toyota
13 - Giancarlo Fisichella -Ferrari
14 - Vitantonio Liuzzi - Force India-Mercedes

Circuit data
Length: 5.067km* (3.148 miles)
Race distance: 61 laps (308.95km)
Track width: 10-15km

*Start and finish lines are not in the same place.

Full throttle: 44%
Top speed: 297kph
Longest flat-out section: 9s / 650m
Right/left-hand corner: 9/14

Tyre wear: medium
Brake wear: very high
Downforce level: very high
Gear changes per lap: 40

Source: BMW 2008

Strategy

2010 tyres: Medium (prime, no stripe), Super-soft (option, stripe)
2009 tyres: Soft (prime, no stripe), Super-soft (option, stripe)
2008 tyres: Soft (prime, no stripe), Super-soft (option, stripe)

Average fuel use per lap: 2.533kg
Pit lane time loss: 19.5s (source: Williams)

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by TheRMVR » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:56 pm

What about Singapore then eh?

I expect a much stronger RedBull and a much weaker McLaren. Ferrari closer to RedBull than to McLaren.

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:17 pm

Same. I'm expecting a battle of RBR vs Ferrari to go toe to toe. Almost like Hokenheim. Just... not quite. Anyone betting on how many overtakes will happen? :mrgreen:
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by imightbewrong » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:49 pm

I'm gonna keep an eye on Kubica, he is always a fighter on street circuits.

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by WhiteBlue » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:07 pm

I do not believe that Ferrari will be fighting the championship in the end. McLaren go well in Singapore and I see the battle between Hamilton and Vettel again for pole. The race should not be much different if you disregard the chance of accidents which can turn a race upside down. I hope there will not be any safety cars for dubious causes. There is a high danger that a SC screws up the race for one of the contenders which I would not like to see.
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by Sean H » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:10 pm

I expect SC's and somebody will gamble (Ferrari with nothing to lose?)...

I think we will see RB back near the top, but with Alonso and LH mixing it up with them.

I will predict an early Vettel, Alonso, Webber podium.
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by andrew » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:13 pm

WhiteBlue wrote:I do not believe that Ferrari will be fighting the championship in the end.
They are on a charge and will go well. Red Bull will dominate but Ferrair will be 2nd.

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:21 pm

I think it's defo an RB circuit, probably a front-row lockout. Which driver is on pole is a different matter, and we saw how bad the starts were from the dirty side last year. Ferrari VS McLaren will be a great battle between Ferrari's seemingly superior mechanical this year with McLaren's seemingly unsprung suspension, and Ferrari's good braking stability and traction vs McLaren's super-pointy front end.
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by TheRMVR » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:23 pm

WhiteBlue wrote:I do not believe that Ferrari will be fighting the championship in the end. McLaren go well in Singapore and I see the battle between Hamilton and Vettel again for pole. The race should not be much different if you disregard the chance of accidents which can turn a race upside down. I hope there will not be any safety cars for dubious causes. There is a high danger that a SC screws up the race for one of the contenders which I would not like to see.
Ferrari was absolutely flying in Monaco and Valencia. Some bad luck and stupid decisions ruined it for them but that doesnt take away the fact that the were one of if not the quickest out there.

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:31 pm

I think WB meant the championship and not Singapore to be fair :p
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:44 pm

I predict pretty flames from the Exhaust Blown diffusers and the retarded ignition! \:D/
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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by Sean H » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:56 pm

I don't think any of the top 3 teams are out of the WCC chase yet with the way all 3 teams throw points away about every other race. Massa is probably out of the WDC unless he goes on a 3 or 4 race winning streak, but Alonso is still in it. Alonso could come out the leader after the next race if MW and LH have issues.
"The car is slow in the straights and doesn't work well in the corners." JV

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by Sean H » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:56 pm

n smikle wrote:I predict pretty flames from the Exhaust Blown diffusers and the retarded ignition! \:D/
Yes, that should be entertaining.
"The car is slow in the straights and doesn't work well in the corners." JV

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by andrew » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:58 pm

Sean H wrote:
n smikle wrote:I predict pretty flames from the Exhaust Blown diffusers and the retarded ignition! \:D/
Yes, that should be entertaining.
Sadly it will be the only entertaining thing at this circuit!

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Re: Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Marina Bay Street Circuit

Post by ringo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:17 pm

the brake and engine failures will be fun.
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