For the first time since back in 2019 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Singapore Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar much to the enjoyment of the sport’s fans worldwide.
Known as one of the most difficult races of the season for drivers given the high humidity and tight corners of the famous Marina Bay Circuit, the 2022 edition should prove the latest in a long list of action-packed Singapore Grands Prix.
The 2022 race could also see the crowning of a world champion as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen battles for his second world championship title in successive years after dominating over recent months.
In order for the Dutchman to achieve that feat, he must first win the race, something that he’s never managed to do around the streets off Singapore.
That said, Verstappen remains in the form of his life and with victory again here, he’d push his winning streak to six straight races, a feat only four drivers in Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher and Alberto Ascari have ever managed previously in the sport.
Coupled with a race victory for Verstappen, he must also beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by 22 points, his teammate Sergio Perez by by nine, and Mercedes’ ever-consistent George Russell by six.
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That’s exactly why Verstappen has called his chances of securing the world title here ‘a bit unrealistic’ in the build-up, especially as the narrow circuit should in theory better suit both the Ferrari and Mercedes cars over his Red Bull given their higher downforce.