The hell that Checo Pérez will live in the Singapore GP this weekend

Checo Pérez is still in the fight for the drivers’ runner-up position and looking to secure the Constructors’ World Championship for Red Bull (Photo: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) (LEONHARD FOEGER/)

Round 17 of the 2022 season is approaching in the Formula 1one that could even see how it is crowned Max Verstappen for the second time in his career and that he will demand the maximum from his drivers due to the complicated circuit where it will be held.

Its about Singapore Grand Prix and its already traditional marina bay circuitthe first to see a Formula 1 race in night conditions and that after his absence due to the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 for three years, it returns to the calendar to once again challenge its riders in extreme conditions.

While the World Cup is defined in favor of Max, his partner Czech Perez will seek to get ahead and recover the good feelings aboard his RB18something that should start this weekend on a track where he has positive results but which has a real “hell” prepared for him.

In Miami, the drivers also had a strong physical wear due to the humidity and thermal sensation inside the car (Photo: REUTERS / Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
In Miami, the drivers also had a strong physical wear due to the humidity and thermal sensation inside the car (Photo: REUTERS / Geert Vanden Wijngaert) (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT /)

The marina bay circuit It is popularly known for hosting intense days of heat and humidity during the weekend of Formula 1so for the 2022 edition these conditions will not be an exception and could even be combined with rain on the track.

Why is the Singapore GP “hell”?

10 days before the activity started in Singapore, Czech He had already shared some images of the intense training he was undergoing to endure the Marina Bay circuit in the best conditions, where the average temperature throughout the day is higher than 29º centigrade.

The crucial thing about the event is that, despite the fact that the race will be at night, the cockpit of the single-seater can have the thermal sensation of up to 50 degreesso it could represent the most exhausting race of the year on October 2, reason enough for most of the drivers to be preparing their bodies to be able to perform at the highest level.

The humidity of the layout will also play a decisive role, because beyond the fact that there is around 80% of probability of rain by 8:00 p.m. local time, the humidity in the city is usually above 70%, which generates greater physical wear and tear on the pilots.

To give an example, in the 2014 season, the year in which Czech climbed nine positions with Force India to finish seventh, Kevin Magnussen he suffered burns from hot air leaking from the radiator and was taken to a hospital at the end of the race.

In addition to the intense heat expected for the Singapore GPthe conditions of the track have also caused this race to be one of the most difficult to navigate, because due to the fact that it is a street circuit, the track is the one with the most imperfections along its 5 kilometers and generates more vibrations than in other layouts.

“It’s great to be back in Singapore. The track is very demanding, both mentally and physically”, stated Checo Pérez.

Despite the fact that a complicated and exhausting weekend is expected for the protagonists, a large number of drivers classify this circuit as one of the most exciting; while in the case of Czech Perezthe fact that it is a street circuit could excite its fans due to its good performance on this type of track.


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