Official Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Preview
As we move onwards from the season-opening race of Australia, the remaining 21 races on the calendar are all in a very different order from that of last year. The first example of this is indeed now, round 2, the Singapore Grand Prix. With almost no seasonal difference the chance of rain this early in the season in Singapore is identical to when it was run later in the year, meaning the teams could be about to experience their first wet running of the second season.
McLaren picked up an astounding 1-2 in Australia, showing they clearly have pace, while d’Hazorme brought his Sauber home in third ahead of Franklin’s Lotus. Reigning Champion Bomeny struggled to seventh as the field looked more open than last year. Most in the paddock were surprised by the few retirements, only three out of the field of 28, and especially seeing as neither of those were McLaren’s. The other shock story from Melbourne was Red Bull being well off the pace. They failed to even pick up 1 point as it looks like they have dropped well into the midfield.
The rain could play havoc here, and throw us up an interesting results.
Chance of Rain: 50%
Favorite Tracks: d’Hazorme (Sauber), Armos (Mercedes), Eberhart (Mallya), Bakhtiari (Mallya), Widger (Spyker), Downton (Pagani), Peacock (Pagani)
FP1: Dry (Firestones)
FP2: Light Rain (Goodyear)
Qualifying: Light Rain (Goodyear)
Race: Light Rain (Goodyear)