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2014-09-17 14:46

HEADED FOR SINGAPORE: A light test reveals the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit ahead of the city's race on September 21. Image: AP/ Wong Maye-E


Pirelli previews its tyre choices for teams with a virtual track experience of the 2014 Singapore GP!

SINGAPORE - Teams will head to Marina Bay circuit for round 14 of the 19-round season - the 2014 Singapore GP.

The race is the only one held entirely at night. Only champions have won at the Marina Bay circuit.  Sebastian Vettel has won the last three races in Singapore, Fernando Alonso has triumphed twice (2008/2010) and Lewis Hamilton once (2009). Alonso has been on the podium in five of the six Singapore Grands Prix to date.


The race has been won from pole position on four occasions. The lowest winning grid position was Alonso, starting 15th in 2008.

There has been at least one safety car intervention in every race in Singapore so far, with nine in total.

The race is the longest on the calendar in terms of time taken to complete, ranging from between one hour and 56 minutes to the time limit of two hours, and has more corners than any other circuit.

Statistics for the 2014 Singapore GP:

Lap distance: 5.065km. Total distance - 308.828km (61 laps)

2013 pole: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull one minute 42.841 seconds.
2013 winner: Vettel
Race lap record: 1min48.574, Vettel 2013
Start time: 2pm (SA local)
Tyres: Soft (yellow), Supersoft (red)


Mercedes has won all but three races so far in2014. The exceptions were Canada, Hungary and Belgium - all won by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Red Bull's quadruple World champion, Vettel, has 39 career wins, Alonso 32, Hamilton 28, Kimi Raikkonen 20 and Jenson Button 15. Championship leader Nico Rosberg has seven.

Hamilton's win at Monza moved him ahead of triple champion Jackie Stewart in the all-time list of winners. The only British driver to have won more is 1992 champion Nigel Mansell (31).

Hamilton has won six races this season, Rosberg four and Ricciardo three.

Ferrari has won 221 races, McLaren 182, Williams 114 and Red Bull 50. Mercedes has won 23, the same number as now-defunct Tyrrell.

McLaren has not won for 32 races, a run that dates back to Brazil 2012 but is not their longest drought. Most recently, they went 48 races without a win between 1993 and 1997.

Ferrari's last victory was in Spain in May 2013 - the last time a team other than Mercedes or Red Bull won.

Mercedes has had seven 1-2 finishes this season. The record of 10 in a season was set by McLaren in 1988.


Mercedes and Williams are the only teams to have started a race on pole position in2014.

Rosberg (Bahrain/Monaco/Canada/Britain/Germany/Hungary/Belgium) has had seven poles in 2014 to Hamilton's five ((Australia/Malaysia/China/Spain/Italy). Brazilian Felipe Massa was on pole for Williams in Austria.

Vettel has 45 career poles. Hamilton has 36 - more than any other British driver in the history of F1.

Ferrari's last pole was in Germany with Alonso in 2012.


Caterham, who came into the sport in 2010, is the only team on the grid who has yet to score a point.

Ferrari has finished a record 80 successive races with at least one car in the points, a run that dates back to the 2010 German GP.

Alonso's retirement at Monza means no driver has scored in every race this season. Ricciardo has gone 11 races in a row in the points.

Sauber has gone 13 races without scoring, their longest barren run since they entered the sport in 1993. They went nine in a row between October 1995 and May 1996, at a time when only the top six cars scored points.

Stay with Wheels24 for the 2014 Singapore GP this weekend.

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