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Aug 20

Singapore removes unpopular ‘sling’ chicane

This year’s Singapore grand prix will be held on 22 September.

2011-09-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Vitaly Petrov 01Organisers of the Singapore grand prix will finally remove the controversial ‘Singapore sling’ chicane.

The slow and unusual chicane, featuring high and harsh kerbs for the left-right-left flick, has been consistently criticised by drivers and teams since the sport arrived at the now highly-popular night race venue in 2008.

Speed Week correspondent Mathias Brunner reports this week that Turn 10 of the Marina Bay street circuit will now be a simple left-hand corner.

The report also said the layout at key sections including turns 1-2, 5-8 and along the esplanade will be resurfaced in order to make the track less bumpy.

This year’s Singapore grand prix will be held on 22 September.

source: GMM