Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport have found success at the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the past few years with the Team capturing three straight victories under the lights.
Lewis Hamilton, who holds a 63-point lead in the drivers’ standings, has won the last two Singapore Grands Prix and has four career victories at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Valtteri Bottas has one podium finish at the 23-corner track.
“We came back from the summer break knowing that the first two races would be difficult for us,” Team Principal Toto Wolff said. “We ended up with two double podiums and 67 points which was a strong form of damage limitation and more than we expected. However, you could tell in the debriefs that Spa and Monza left us not satisfied and everyone in Brixworth and Brackley is pushing hard for more victories.
“It’s a tough environment to work in and it’s equally challenging for the drivers and the car itself.”Toto Wolff on Singapore GP
“The next race takes us to Singapore, a spectacular night race set and a great showcase for our sport. The offset schedule and the climate make it a demanding weekend for the team; temperatures in the garage can easily reach 40 degrees Celsius or more with high humidity levels as well. It’s a tough environment to work in and it’s equally challenging for the drivers and the car itself.
“For a long time, Singapore used to be one of our weakest tracks, but we’ve made some inroads into that and performed well last year. However, there are no home runs at a track like Singapore: we need to understand this car and this year’s tires on a very particular track layout and take absolutely nothing for granted in our approach to the weekend. We are looking forward to a tough battle under the lights in Singapore.”