Singapore (Marina Bay) Formula 1 Grand Prix 2017 (Race Results & Highlights)

Frederick Owens
September 18, 2017

Lewis Hamilton regained the championship lead with a dominant display at the Italian Grand Prix, but there was no stopping the German in qualifying at the Marina Bay Circuit as he stormed to pole position ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. Tech research and development budgets are monumental for the sport's top competitors, and it's because of this that we see the world's fastest cars around a circuit at Grand Prix races.

The overall annual cost to hold it was $150 million, with the Government footing 60 per cent of the bill and organisers Singapore GP bearing the rest. "I might be hoping for quite a few Safety Cars in the race, but I still think we can conclude the weekend on a high".

"It's generally been close everywhere we go, even when it's "this one will suit Mercedes", or "this one will suit Ferrari".

"I genuinely think we can certainly fight for the podium again, hopefully I get my first win here", he said. "We had put ourselves at the disposal of the various parties to try and facilitate the best possible outcome for everyone".

For example, mission control can figure out what's going on in other cars, when drivers should change tires, and when engine power should be increased or reduced, Rhodes said.

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The future of the race on the island nation was hotly contested over the past year amid declining attendance rates, but officials recently announced a four-year extension. But this is racing and anything can happen. This year the Ferrari auto has shown to excel in twister, slower sections of tracks and as the Singapore track is in the centre of the city, we expect Ferrari to be very strong.

"At the last race, on the low down force circuit, we had really good pace on the Sunday which was a little surprising".

Looking at the drivers championship Hamilton is way ahead of his rivals with 53 points gap between him and second placed Rosberg while Vettel is 74 points behind so Hamilton don't actually have to win the race as longs as he keeps picking some points from now to the end of the season.

"But it is a very challenging circuit here, getting the set-up right, getting the timing right, understanding the tyres". He also produced a spirited performance a year ago as he raced from the back of the grid to finish at the fifth spot.

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