The Singapore Grand Prix has been on the F1 calendar since 2008 and has held a major place in the history of the sport. Moreover, Singapore is a hot and happening place where something is going on all the time, and it is not easy to get accommodation on short notice.
F1 is the pinnacle of motor racing and with the help of this piece, we are going to try and make out where do the F1 drivers stay whenever they are in town for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The F1 teams are usually seen booking a place for their drivers at the exclusive Raffles Hotel on Beach road. The hotel is voted number 40 on the World’s best hotel list and getting a room there costs a decent chunk of money.
However, this is not the only place where F1 drivers can be seen setting up base, there are many other posh places in Singapore that are worthy of hosting the drivers.
Singapore Grand Prix takes place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
The Singapore Grand Prix is well known all over the World for the crazy action that it has produced over the years, but not many people are aware of the overall characteristics of the track.
The Marina Bay Circuit is a 5.063 km long circuit that has got a total of an insane 23 corners. Moreover, the night race is easily one of the hottest and most humid races on an F1 calendar.
The F1 race is run on the street circuit for a total of 61 laps and that takes a heavy toll on the body and mind of the drivers. If this was not enough, the temperatures at night can reach up to 60 degrees within the cockpit.
Humidity is the main cause of concern in Singapore and over the years, it has proven to be the main factor that can make or break a driver’s race. The challenge is not only for the drivers but also for the machinery.
Historically it has proven difficult for the F1 cars to operate at full capacity during the whole distance of the race, and thus, Singapore has witnessed many DNFs in its history.