Toto Wolff on Singapore – ‘One of the trickiest tracks for us’
The Singapore Grand Prix – the street circuit is loved by Formula 1 fans around the world! Known for it’s beautiful backdrop, buildings and stunning views from Marina Bay Sands Hotel, it’s the race that everyone looks forward to.
Despite it’s beauty, this is considered to be one of the most difficult circuits to race on due to the conditions and humidity with drivers losing up to 4kg of weight during the race.
This year, the battle is closer than ever between Mercedes and Ferrari so we should have a great race on our hands this weekend. In the meantime, Toto Wolff sat down for a chat, discussing the race weekend ahead and below, you can see what he had to say.
Toto Wolff: “The result in Italy was a great reward for everyone in the team who has been working tirelessly to improve our performance, we knew that the race in Monza would be another big challenge for us, after the defeat in Spa, but we managed to prevail through a combination of individual skill and fantastic teamwork.”
“However, we also know that we’ve been strong at Monza in recent years and the track characteristics make the Italian Grand Prix a bit of an outlier.”
“Singapore, on the other hand, has features that we’ve struggled with in the past. The short straights, the slow, tight corners and the bumpy surface all make the Marina Bay Street Circuit one of the trickiest tracks of the season for us.”
“In 2015, we endured one of our most painful experiences in recent years there. Last year, we started the race from the third row – and came home with a win and a third place.”
“On paper, the track should favour the Ferraris, but the Championship fight is so close that predictions are almost meaningless….”
“One thing that’s guaranteed in Singapore is a great spectacle; the track under the lights looks stunning both for the TV audience and the fans in the grandstands.”
“For the teams, the race is one of the most demanding ones as the high temperatures and humidity levels make life in the garage tough! We’re in the middle of a monumental Championship fight and I’m simply amazed by the energy in Brackley and Brixworth at the moment.”
“Each team member knows that we’re facing the biggest challenge in our recent history. But every man and woman in the team is willing to push themselves to the limit; we will be fighting with everything we’ve got for these two Championships.”