Laps: 61 laps
Start time: 20:00hrs local / 13:00hrs BST
It’s a short dash to Turn One, but there’s a definite grip advantage on the racing line. With that in mind, pole position is located on the outside of the track.
There are two DRS zones, on the approaches to Turns One and Seven.
Don't put the kettle on...
Qualifying is always spectacular under the lights and the start of the race is crucial because overtaking is difficult. A lot can be won and lost in the opening 200 metres/0.124 miles. The firework display as the cars take the chequered flag is something not to be missed either.
420m/0.261 miles (longest of the season: Silverstone, 457m/0.283 miles). It’s a long and slow pitlane at Marina Bay, with a speed limit of just 60km/h/37mph. It takes 29s to make a stop, which is the longest of the season.
100 per cent. There has been at least one Safety Car period in every Singapore Grand Prix. It’s something that teams factor into their race strategies.
Watch out for...
Rain. This is the 10th Singapore Grand Prix and there has yet to be a wet race. Question marks about how the artificial lights affect visibility in spray will only be answered when there’s a wet race. Also, look out for the right-left chicane at Turns 20/21. The cars accelerate onto the start finish straight from here and the drivers are eager to get the power down early.
What makes this race interesting...
Its appeal extends far beyond the novelty factor of it taking place at night. This is one of the most demanding grands prix of the year for the teams and drivers, and never more than this season when the cars are expected to circulate at lap-record pace. The drivers will expect to lose up to three kilos of sweat during the race.