The F1 Singapore GP monitor format will bear adjustments within the third sector forward of the 2023 season race. In line with the official F1 web site, the Turns 16 to 19(that featured a sequence going by means of the tunnel) shall be changed by one lengthy straight. This may scale back the entire variety of corners from 23 to 19. The adjustments are, nonetheless, topic to FIA approval and also will require the removing of the Bay Grandstand.
The circuit size is predicted to lower from 5.063km to 4.928km. Consequently, the variety of laps within the race will more than likely improve from 61 to 63. The lap time is predicted to see an approximate 9-second soar from the final time the F1 vehicles had a dry qualifying session right here(2019); therefore, the race would end roughly within the standard 90-minute timeframe.
The press launch on the official F1 web site acknowledged,
“Redevelopment works within the neighborhood of the monitor imply that the part between Turns 16 and 19 of the 2022 format will now grow to be one lengthy 397.9m straight, decreasing the entire variety of corners from 23 to 19. The adjustments, that are topic to FIA approval and also will require the removing of the Bay Grandstand whereas the redevelopment is carried out, are anticipated to see the circuit size diminished from 5.063km to 4.928km, with the variety of laps within the Grand Prix more likely to improve from 61 to 63.”
It additional added,
“Utilizing simulations based mostly on a 2020 Formulation 1 automobile, the race promoters estimate the brand new finest qualifying lap time shall be round 1m 27.7s – that compares with Charles Leclerc’s pole of 1m 36.217s in 2019, the final time the venue staged a dry qualifying session – with the minimal race time anticipated to be round 1h 30m 34s.”
The decision on the brand new F1 Singapore GP monitor format
The brand new monitor format may be step one in addressing a couple of issues the monitor skilled in the previous couple of years. Probably the most regarding amongst them has been the size of the race. The monitor is without doubt one of the slowest in common speeds, and any security automobile intervention tended to push the race nearer to the 2-hour mark most of the time.
The second concern that may very well be addressed is the dearth of overtaking alternatives. The race this season featured Charles Leclerc tailing Sergio Perez relentlessly however couldn’t discover a method by means of. The one doable strikes have a tendency to come back from the progressive strategies employed by Max Verstappen, and even he overshot one in every of his strikes in opposition to Lando Norris.
Subsequent season, the monitor might see enchancment on the straight and would undoubtedly be one of many hotspots for pulling off overtakes within the race.