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Pirelli Preview: Singapore Grand Prix

Everything you need to know from the Italian tyres manufacturer about the Singapore Grand Prix: the track, tyres available and more

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Pirelli Preview: Singapore Grand Prix
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The run for the Championship will continue in Singapore: on Sunday, the 20 drivers on the grid will dispute the only night race of the calendar on the city circuit of Singapore, a 5 kilometres circuit designed through the city. The circuit is the one with most corners, having a total of 23. 

Pirelli, the Italian tyres manufacturer, is bringing the pink Hypersoft (which is two steps softer than the last year's softer choice) for the third time this year, along with other two compounds: the purple UltraSoft and the yellow Soft, missing then the step between this two. 

Singapore has a 100% safety car record. Last year Ferrari scored a 1-2 on Saturday, but then both drivers collided involving Max Verstappen at the start, giving to Lewis Hamilton the victory for the first wet Singapore GP. 

We’ve chosen the hypersoft for Singapore, which should open up a number of different possibilities for strategy, depending on the tyres chosen by each driver." Explains Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head of Car Racing. "By factoring in a ‘step’ in the tyre nominations, we also hope to achieve evenly-spaced gaps between the performances of the different compounds. A number of different tactical permutations are possible, also influenced by safety cars and all the other unpredictable elements that come with a street circuit. From our point of view, although the lap is quite slow, the tyres have to cope with high ambient temperatures and humidity, a very high number of corners, and the usual hazards of a street circuit such as unforgiving barriers and variable grip. The fact that the race is run at night adds an extra variable to the usual calculations as well”.

Here are the tyres choices per driver for the Singapore GP. 

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