Hamilton slams Singapore chicane

2010 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton says the changes made to the kerbs at the Singapore Sling chicane have made the corner worse than before:

I think the changes made to the track have made it worse ?ǣ and the chicane is now very tricky.

You approach it at 170mph ?ǣ and if something goes wrong, and you hit one of those kerbs, then you could have a nasty accident.
Lewis Hamilton

The turn ten chicane has proved controversial since the first year F1 raced at the Singapore track, when the race organisers having to make overnight changes to its kerbs.

Adrian Sutil damaged his Force India when his car flew into the air after hitting the kerbs in second practice.

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38 comments on Hamilton slams Singapore chicane

  1. US Williams Fan said on 25th September 2010, 3:23

    Slightly mis-leading headline……

    I was like “when did Lewis crash in practice? should I not pick him as one of my drivers to be successful in Singapore?”

    • HounslowBusGarage said on 25th September 2010, 7:59

      I think the value of HAM’s comments are that he *didn’t* crash in practice. He negotiated the turn successfully every lap but still thinks it’s too dangerous and very badly designed.
      Cars trying to negotiate that turn one at a time is dangerous enough. Three or four together in the early laps . . .

      • patrickl said on 25th September 2010, 17:05

        Indeed, usually the drivers (and teams) only complain that the track or rules are ridiculous AFTER they have failed sticking to it.

        Much better if they actually think things through ahead of time.

  2. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 25th September 2010, 3:31

    If this years race isn’t too much of action then I think the organizers needs to come up with some good design for 2011 & further, as this is a track where you can see a lots of action due to the time it takes but I doubt it will provide us with good on track racing.

    • Drivers says that the circuits are too safe & they just get enough racing, now there is a place in Singapore where the drivers are challenged he is complaining. I am afraid but I think Hamilton is fearing the WC more then the corners as he is very aggressive driver & may lose his car there.

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