The Marina Bay Circuit is where the Singapore Grand Prix has taken place since 2008 in Formula 1 and is considered to be one of the most difficult races of the season. Drivers need their wits and their endurance to be fully functioning for the entire sixty-one laps needed to complete the race.
Only four different drivers have won at Marina Bay and all four drivers are former world champions. Marina Bay is always unpredictable due to the near guarantee of a safety car deployment, forcing drivers to consider pit strategies in order to win. Here are Singapore’s Grand Prix stats of the drivers and teams who have won there.
MOST SUCCESFUL TEAMS IN SINGAPORE
|MERCEDES||GERMANY||2014, 2016, 2017, 2018||4|
|FERRARI||ITALY||2010, 2015, 2019||3|
|AUSTRIA||AUSTRIA||2011. 2012, 2013||3|
MOST SUCCESFUL DRIVERS IN SINGAPORE
|SEBASTIEN VETTEL||GERMANY||RED BULL, FERRARI||2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019||5|
|LEWIS HAMILTON||GREAT BRITAIN||MERCEDES, MCLAREN||2009, 2014, 2017, 2018||4|
|FERNANDO ALONSO||SPAIN||RENAULT, FERRARI||2008, 2010||2|
As you can see Sebastien Vettel has had the most success in Singapore adding another three podium finishes to his impressive five wins. Only Lewis Hamilton has a chance of catching the German because of his four wins at Marina Bay.
Fans are eager to see how the race will go in 2022 when the race returns after a two-year hiatus. Will drivers struggle to remember the delicate intricacies of the race? Perhaps Max Verstappen can join the fellow ex-champs winning his first race in Singapore after a string of podium finishes. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain, there will be a safety car.