The challenges of Singapore's night Grand Prix

Stephan Heublein



Formula One heads to Singapore this weekend for the sport's annual night race, for what will be the third running of the widely-loved race. While most of the sport's other 18 races are run under the afternoon sunlight, Singapore has the prestigious honour of hosting a floodlight Grand Prix, beautifully highlighting the picturesque Singapore landscape, and adding another feather to Formula One's cap.

Along with the challenge of sleeping until the middle of the day, teams are faced with the challenge of having a track temperature regularly cooler than the ambient temperature, because there is no sunshine to heat up the surface. This can make conditions very slippery for the drivers but will be lessened with Bridgestone bringing the softest tyre from their range - the super soft and medium compounds.