Singapore GP preview

Stephan Heublein



With less than a race win separating the top five drivers in the championship, this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix marks the start of what is sure to be an intense five-race struggle for 2010 honours. Having been roaming around Europe since May, teams, drivers and journalists alike are back in the sky for the last batch of fly-away races to end an already thrilling season.

With its slow and twisty layout, the Singapore Grand Prix should be the perfect place for Red Bull to re-establish their dominance at the head of the field having slipped back on the power circuits of Spa and Monza recently. While some teams are adamant that the tougher flexi tests introduced since their crushing win in Hungary have slowed Red Bull down, the Milton Keynes squad insist they will be as devastatingly quick in Singapore this weekend as they have been at similar circuits such as Monaco and Hungary.

Last year didn't quite go to plan for the title favourites, with Webber crashing out with brake failure, although Vettel should have finished on the podium but for a sceptical drive through penalty for speeding in the pitlane. But their performance on low-speed circuits has improved dramatically since last year, suggesting it should be a return to race-winning form for the RB6.