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Sep 12

The Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada informs you

2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Don't miss out on spectacular racing & a star-studded music line-up for the 2017 Singapore Grand PrixSeptember 15, 16, and 17, 2017. 10th Edition, All In Singapore City – 14th Round of the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

QUALIFYING: Saturday 16 September, 9 p.m. local time; live on RDS at 8:45 a.m.; on TSN 5 at 8 a.m., on TSN 3 at 8:55 a.m.; rebroadcast on RDS 2 at 12:30 p.m., on RDS at 11 p.m.

RACE: Sunday 17 September, 8 p.m. local time; pre-race show live on RDS at 7:30 a.m.; live on TSN 5 at 7 a.m., on TSN 1 4 at 7:55 a.m.

2016 RESULTS:

FRONT ROW OF THE GRID:

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:42.584

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:43.115

RACE:

  1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  2. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
  3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) FASTEST LAP: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:47.187 MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT, SINGAPORE CITY, SINGAPORE: 5.065 km, 23 corners, two DRS zones 61 laps, 308.828 km in total, lap record: 1:47.187 by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 2016 ABOUT THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX:
  • This weekend, Formula 1 starts a series of three consecutive Asian Grands Prix, all held over the next four weekends.
  • The Singapore Grand Prix was the very fi rst in history to be held under fl oodlights, at night. Since then, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain have both used artifi cial lighting to have their races at least partly in the evening.
  • The intense daytime humidity and heat in this part of South-East Asia largely explain why qualifying and the race start so late in the day.
  • Singapore is an autonomous republic which used to be part of Malaysia, when the British Empire ruled this part of the continent. The Malaysian Sepang track, which Formula 1 will visit for the fi nal time in two weeks, is located 300 km north of Singapore.
  • Atypical and slow: are two adjectives which fi t the seaside Singapore street circuit perfectly. It has 23 corners, only a few of which could be deemed “fast”. It can thus be an equalizer, since the power of some engines cannot be fully released all around the track.
  • The fi rst edition of the Singapore Grand Prix, in 2008, went down in history as the one where then Renault team manager Flavio Briatore thought up a novel way of “cheating”. At the request of his boss, Nelson Piquet Jr. threw his car into a wall at a strategic moment in order to favor his teammate, Fernando Alonso. Later, Piquet admitted his infraction and Briatore was banned from the World Championship.
  • Speaking of the safety walls, they are quite close to the track, a fact which has produced a high number of accidents over the years in Singapore. In fact, the Safety Car had to be sent out at least once during each of the fi rst nine editions of the race.
  • The pole sitter has also won the race seven out of nine times at the Singapore Grand Prix.
  • Last year, Nico Rosberg took the lead in the Drivers’ Championship at the end of the Singapore round and held onto it until the end of the season.
  • Massa, Alonso, and Vettel have each started from pole once in Singapore, all for Ferrari. Vettel took two more poles while driving for Red Bull. Hamilton has taken pole twice for McLaren and once for Mercedes. Rosberg did the same for Mercedes, last year.
  • Sebastian Vettel has won the Singapore race four times, including three times for Red Bull and once for Ferrari. Alonso has won there once for Renault and once for Ferrari, while Hamilton’s two wins are split between McLaren and Mercedes. Rosberg (Mercedes) is the other winner.
  • Red Bull has the highest number of podium fi nishes in Singapore with ten. The team is followed by Ferrari (5), McLaren (4), Mercedes (3), Renault (2), and Williams (1). Kimi Räikkönen has also stood on the podium for Lotus by fi nishing second and, in 2009, Timo Glock allowed Toyota to score its penultimate podium.

SOME ANNIVERSARIES:

14 SEPTEMBER: At the end of the 1980 Italian Grand Prix, the Williams team was crowned World Constructors Champion for the fi rst time.

17 SEPTEMBER: Damon Hill celebrates his 57th birthday. // Sebastian Ocon turns 21.

FERRARI, RENAULT AND ENGINE SUPPLIER POLE POSITIONS:

Officially, a Renault engine has allowed a team and a driver to start from pole position two hundred and thirteen times, giving the French constructor 1st place overall. Ferrari has two hundred and twelve and the Singapore track could favor the Scuderia and allow the team to tie this record. But it should be noted that the F1 Record Book gives one pole position to a Playlife engine (with Benetton at the 1998 Austrian GP) and another to a TAG Heuer engine (with Red Bull at last year’s Monaco GP) which were, in fact, Renault engines. So engines built by the French Régie have actually taken two hundred and fi een poles.

MERCEDES NOW HAS AS MANY FRONT-ROW STARTS AS BRABHAM:

Thanks to Hamilton’s pole position in Italy, Mercedes now has 95 front-row starts, as many as Team Brabham, although the latter team’s most recent exploit dates back to 1985. There remain, far out in the lead, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, and Lotus.

VETTEL JOINS ALONSO:

Fernando Alonso’s troubles since joining McLaren have not allowed him to increase his number of podium finishes. But his successor at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, has continued to climb those steps rather regularly. So much so, in fact, that a top-three finish in Singapore would allow the German to join the Spaniard in 4th place with ninety-seven such results. Like Alonso, Vettel would be nine podium finishes behind 3rd place, that of Alain Prost.

THANKS TO MASSA, BRAZIL JOINS ITALY IN 3rd PLACE OVERALL:

If it hadn’t been for Felipe Massa’s surprise return to F1 this year, Brazil would have remained in 4th place among nations with the highest number of starts, with Germany close behind. But in Singapore, thanks to the Williams driver, his South American home country will join Italy in 3rd place overall, with at least one of its citizens competing in seven hundred and eighty-fi ve Grands Prix.

RICCIARDO CATCHES UP TO SIR JACK BRABHAM:

In Singapore, Daniel Ricciardo will take his 123rd career start, as many as his illustrious countryman Sir Jack Brabham, with whom he’ll share second place among Australians. He’ll need ninety-two more to catch up with the most o en seen Aussie in Formula 1, Mark Webber.

50 YEARS OF F1 IN CANADA… DID YOU KNOW?

This season, each of our bulletins will include statistics about the history of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. Since 1967, all the winners of the various editions of the event have covered a combined total of 14,575.2 kilometres (9,056.61 miles). The team that has covered the longest distance in the lead is Ferrari, with 3,425.6 kilometres or 789 laps. RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR 2018: All fans who wish to attend the 2018 edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, on 8, 9, and 10 June, 2018, whether they were present or not in 2017, may now order general admission tickets or seats in whatever grandstand they choose. Tickets may be purchased in the event’s Web site, at www.gpcanada.ca, or by calling 514 350-0000, every weekday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

source:

Sandrine Garneau-Le Bel, Normand Prieur, GPCANADA.CA

 

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