The Caterham F1 Team is bracing itself for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Caterham F1 Team is bracing itself for the Singapore Grand Prix. Why? Because the Marina Bay Street Circuit is notoriously bumpy and places a tremendous strain on both man and machine. It consists of four high-speed stretches, seven low speed turns, and three excellent overtaking spots. The race runs counter-clockwise for sixty-one laps of 5.073km, totalling 309.316km. That makes it one of the longest races on the calender. Furthermore, temperatures in Singapore often rocket to 30oC – even at night – and the air can feel thin. This places further strain of the drivers. Remarkably, the Caterham F1 Team must take on this challenge in darkness. In Singapore, you see, the big boys race at night.The Caterham F1 Team is hoping to replicate its success from the last race in Italy. Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov qualified eighteenth and nineteenth, after all, so they were almost fast enough to participate in the second part of qualifying. That would have represented progress. Furthermore, both men moved forward throughout the race to finish fourteenth and fifteenth respectively. Granted, the team benefited from the retirement of its rivals - but nonetheless proved itself capable of exploiting the mistakes and misfortune of others. That is the name of the game in sport. The Singapore Grand Prix will be shown live on the BBC, so perhaps we will see Caterham F1 pick-up its first points. Watch this space.