I'm saying 90% of the action will happen in the 1st lap and a half, and the pitstop phase. Otherwise? Pray for rainraceman wrote:Whatever hype this race is creating, I am feeling this will be a boring race after first 20 laps (once the orders are established).
I have a friend who will be there and I am insanely jealous : He isn't an F1 fan at all, but he has a high powered job in a large multinational and he is being sent there on an unrelated expenses-paid business trip for the next 3 weeks ... he is staying in a trackside luxury hotel, which a little research revealed to be the same one that many of the F1 top brass will be staying in.mwwyong wrote:Kinda excited for the F1 night race in Singapore this September!
Anyone going for the event?
The glare on the track would make things tricky. I'm not a fan of night or twilight races - they're too gimicky. Maybe a bit of rain will bring this home and the night races will stop.kalinka wrote:What about night race+night rain ? Drivers are against it I'm sure, but that would be a crazy race for sure.
IMO red flag immediately.kalinka wrote:What about night race+night rain ? Drivers are against it I'm sure, but that would be a crazy race for sure.
The track snakes along over three miles through downtown Singapore, and needs to be lit up enough to provide sufficient visibility for the drivers, spectators and television cameras, all the while minimizing glare off potentially wet surfaces. To execute the illumination, the organizers turned to Italian lighting specialists Valerio Maioli SpA, who worked up a custom lighting system just for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The system devised for the event will consist of some 1600 lighting projectors, hanging in clusters 10 meters above the surface on 240 steel pilings placed 32 meters apart from each other around the circuit and connected by over 100,000 meters of cable.