TIL Desk Sports/ Lewis Hamilton will aim to extend his three-point championship lead on the slow and twisty streets of Singapore circuit, which is likely to suit the Sebastian Vettel-led Ferrari more than the Mercedes on Sunday.
Hamilton produced a dominating show on the high-speed tracks of Spa and Monza to wrest the championship lead from Vettel but according to Mercedes team boss Totto Wolff, stopping the Ferraris and Red Bulls in the hot and humid Singapore will be anything but easy.
“So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull,” said Wolff ahead of the night race.
“Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017. We head to Asia this time round with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead of us, he added, mindful of the experience in 2015 when Hamilton endured his first retirement of the season and Nico Rosberg came sixth. The race is also an opportunity for Vettel to infuse fresh life into his title bid.