The 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix is run at NIGHT! This GP, which premiered in 2008, is the only nocturnal race of the F1 season. This track is well lit. But despite the over 1600 spotlights that are employed for lighting, it has an eerie character that seems unnatural.
The track course traverses the asphalt of Marina Bay, being the third & last true street race of 2012. Although this event is run at night, it has the oxymoronic challenge of very high track & ambient temperatures, along with high humidity. In addition, Singapore is a circuit employing a high-downforce configuration of the already highly stressed F1 race cars. We’ll see how Pirelli’s choice of the P Zero Yellow soft & Red super-soft tires hold up throughout the race.
Like Circuit of The Americas (CoTA), the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore is one of the few F1 contests that is run in a counter-clockwise direction. Sunday’s race will run over 61 laps of the 5.073-kilometre (3.152 mile) circuit, and starts at 8:00PM local time.
The SAF1C Race Watch Party will start this Sunday (9/23) at 3:00PM. As usual, the venue will be the Lion & Rose Pub in Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas. We look forward to your participation & viewership. Be advised…as always there will be trivia (but not trivial) door prizes. To better know the answers for the F1 trivia contest you would do best to watch the Formula 1 Debrief, Practice & Qualifying sessions on SPEED. That is where the questions’ material typically originates.