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Lewis Hamilton Trying to Expand F1 Direct at Singapore Grand Prix

Much like last year’s race, motorists may anticipate sweltering humidity and heat. Along with the warmth, a thick haze has put within the city-state with advisories issued by the federal administration over”unhealthy” air conditions.

Hamilton will probably be hoping for a repeat of this 2018 race when he won from pole position to extend his championship lead.

He had been on a significant roster entering a year’s GP, having won four of the previous five races. While he has eight wins this year, the British motorist last won in the GP in early August.

“The counter schedule and the weather make it a demanding weekend to the group,” Mercedes team leader Toto Wolff stated of the nighttime race. “Temperatures in the garage may quickly reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) or more with higher humidity levels too. It is a challenging environment to work in, and it is equally hard for the drivers and the car itself.”

Hamilton has won the previous couple of decades. A win on Sunday would transfer him a step nearer to his third consecutive tournament and sixth general, moving him only one away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven names.

Following his first-ever F1 success in Spa in the GP, the 21-year-old Leclerc became the very first Ferrari driver to win the Italian GP because of Fernando Alonso at 2010.

Leclerc, who’s currently fourth in the standings, finished ninth for Sauber here this past year.

“Singapore is perhaps the toughest path for us motorists just due to the heat and the humidity,” Leclerc said. “Following two favorable weekends at Belgium and Italy, the race in Singapore does not seem as great on paper to us, due to the very distinct circuit design, including plenty of corners and fewer straights… however we’ll give our all to have a great outcome.”

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Marina Bay Street Circuit is among the most challenging paths for overtaking in F1 so that whoever takes rod on Saturday will have the top hand. The motorist leading the area has since won eight times in the previous ten decades.

Max Verstappen, next in the drivers’ standings, was around the front row in Marina Bay the previous two years while Bottas hasn’t begun at the top.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton will be the only two drivers on the grid victories at Singapore — together with four wins each.

He’s dropped to fifth in the tournament, 115 points behind Hamilton.

“We’ve observed before that anything could happen in this particular race, so the last outcome is difficult to forecast,” Vettel said. “Off the trail, there’ll also be a great deal of strain on the groups as this race goes back with Russia.”