Prime 5 crashes on the Singapore Grand Prix

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12 Sep 2018, 22:57 IST

Singapore has had a fair number of accidents
Singapore has had a good variety of accidents

The Singapore Grand Prix makes its return to the F1 calendar this weekend with the Championship tilting in favour of Lewis Hamilton. The Brit is 30 factors away from his closest rival Sebastian Vettel although it might be argued that Vettel has a quicker automobile within the type of his Ferrari.

Talking of the Prancing Horse, it has been a energetic week for the staff after it was formally revealed that the Italian giants can be removing veteran driver Kimi Raikkonen on the finish of the season in favour of the a lot youthful Charles Leclerc. Raikkonen will as an alternative take Leclerc’s place at Sauber subsequent season, reuniting together with his former employers after a 17-year hiatus.

Again to this weekend’s motion although, and Singapore guarantees to be an exciting look ahead to these in attendance and the tens of millions watching at dwelling. The monitor has given us loads of recollections in only a decade, and hopes are that this weekend will probably be simply as thrilling.

The primary ever night time race was held right here in 2008 and underneath the lights, drivers have discovered it tough to maneuver the best way they might ideally wish to. This has led to quite a few accidents on the Marina Bay circuit, none extra so than on the infamous ‘Singapore Sling’ flip. Reliving a few of these crashes, listed below are our prime 5:

#5 Nico Hulkenberg crashes out on first lap (2016)

Hulkenberg and his battered Force India
Hulkenberg and his battered Pressure India

The 2016 Singapore GP bought off to a flier underneath the lights and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the primary casualty of the race occurred.

Pressure India’s Nico Hulkenberg tried to bag a number of locations on the very begin of the race however as an alternative discovered himself sandwiched between the Purple Bull of Max Verstappen and the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz. Hulkenberg nearly inevitably collided with Sainz and went straight into the wall.

This primary lap melee brought about a security automobile deployment however bizarrely sufficient, the race restarted with a marshal nonetheless out on monitor. This case was quickly handled nevertheless it made for some nervous viewing on the time.


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