The Singapore Grand Prix preview

A as anniversary: The city-state celebrates its 50th anniversary.

B as bonus: This weekend, the drivers could use their DRS in the start/finish line and between the turns 5-7.

C as changes: The turns T11-13 have been modified this year. http://adamcooperf1.com/2015/07/28/singapore-f1-organisers-hope-track-changes-will-boost-overtaking/

D as domination: Last year, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) signed the hat-trick (pole in 1’45’’681, win and best lap on race in 1’50’’417). Both Red Bull boys joined him on the podium (advantage for Sebastian Vettel). http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0621429.jpg

E as extra: There is a firework just after the winner crossed the finish line. It’s the same in Abu-Dhabi.

F as F1 Rocks: Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Jimmy Cliff, Dirty Loops, The Sam Willows and Spandau Ballet will give some gigs in Singapore during the race weekend.

G as grid-girls: http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0621923.jpg ; http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0621847.jpg (2014)

H as history: Singapore is a non-permanent urban track imagined by Hermann Tilke. This GP has been in the F1 calendar since 2008. It was the first F1 race by night of the history. From the first round, people remember the pole of Felipe Massa (Ferrari), the controversial win of Fernando Alonso (Renault) and the crashgate. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/9/do-you-remember—-f1s-first-ever-night-race.html

I as image: http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/Singapore/_jcr_content/circuitMap.img.png/1439543180396.png

J as judge: This weekend, Martin Donnelly will be a race steward in Singapore.

K as Km/h: In 2014, Felipe Massa (Williams) had the fastest speed of the line-up (308,5 km/h in qualifying and 306,2 km/h on race).

L as length: 5,073 km

M as media schedulehttp://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/9/fia-press-conference-schedule—singapore.html

N as notification: The F1 cars run in anticlockwise here.

O as occasion: On Saturday evening, Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez, Carmen Jorda, Jolyon Palmer, Raffaele Marciello, Stoffel Vandoorne and Fabio Leimer will take part in the Amber Lounge Fashion show in Singapore. The presenter will be Miss Universe Singapore 2012, Lynn Tan. You could find more information here: http://www.amber-lounge.com/

P as Pirelli: This weekend, the teams will have the soft and supersoft tyres.

Q as beauty queen: The contenders for Miss Universe title usually visit the F1-Circus during the Singapore GP weekend. http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0531760.jpg ; http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0438721.jpg (memories from 2013 and 2012)

R as record: Red Bull (2 poles and 3 wins), McLaren (2 poles), Ferrari (2 poles), Lewis Hamilton (3 poles), Sebastian Vettel (3 wins and the absolute record for the pole in 1’42’’841 with Red Bull in 2013), Kimi Räikkönen (absolute record for the best lap on race in 1’45’’599 with Ferrari in 2008), Fernando Alonso (best rise on race: P15 to P1) share some records in Singapore.

S as smog: The Singapore authorities have a look on the forecasts and the haze progression. http://www.haze.gov.sg/home Let’s note that an improvement is expected for this weekend.

T as turns: 14 at left and 9 at right

U as ultra: From Friday until Sunday, there will be some parties at the Amber Lounge in Singapore.

V as victory: The drivers will have 61 laps to pretend to the win.

W as weekend: from September 18th until September 20th

XY as YouTube: a lap onboard with Lewis Hamilton… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emilZhzI70

Z as zapping (French time=+6h in Singapore): on Friday (FP1=12pm-1:30pm and FP2=3:30pm-5pm), on Saturday (FP3=12pm-1pm and Q=3pm) and on Sunday (R=2pm).

(credit pic: motorsport-magazin.com)

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