1. Interlagos is a venue that has become synonymous with Formula One for both its history and legendary layout. Inspired by the Brooklands in the UK, Roosevelt Raceway in the USA and Montlhery in France, the circuit is very technical with banked corners, a twisty middle sector and the iconic Senna S.
2. Since Interlagos is a short track, qualifying becomes particularly challenging as the margins are small. Overtaking is also difficult but not impossible.
3. Interlagos used to be the final race of the season, and with that came some of the most dramatic title deciders in history like the epic battle between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in 2012. The weather may also liven things up giving some of the greats a chance to shine.
4. This will be the first race since 2013 where Mercedes boss Toto Wolff won’t be present but that won’t stop the team and Lewis Hamilton who are eager to continue their winning streak after clinching both the constructors’ and driver championship titles.
5. After Ferrari’s dramatic loss of pace during the United States Grand Prix and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen’s comment that that’s “what happens when you stop cheating”, all eyes will be on the Italian and Austrian outfits this weekend.
23 Corners & A Bumpy Street Surface: What Makes Marina Bay The Most-Demanding F1 Circuit
FORMULA 1 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit
Circuit length: 5.063 km
Race distance: 308.706 km (61 laps)
Debut: 2008, won by Fernando Alonso for Renault
Six points to expect from F1’s only night race and one of the most-physically demanding circuits on the calendar.