Max Verstappen hopes to maintain his winning streak at the upcoming Singapore GP, despite never having achieved victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. In contrast, Sebastian Vettel, whose previous record was surpassed by Verstappen, boasts an impressive track record in Singapore. Vettel has earned the nickname “Lion of Singapore” for his exceptional performances and numerous triumphs at the demanding Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The Singapore Grand Prix is widely regarded as one of the most challenging races in the Formula 1 schedule, necessitating specific preparation to tackle its distinctive obstacles. Drivers have a mixed opinion of the race due to its demanding characteristics. Vettel has shared his perspective on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, referring to it as a combination of love and hate. He appreciates the thrill it offers but recognizes the physical strain posed by the lengthy race, hot and humid climate, and intricate circuit design.
Vettel, known as the Lion of Singapore, has rightfully earned his nickname. He has an impressive track record of five wins at the Singapore GP, making him the record holder. Alongside his victories, Vettel has also secured four pole positions at the circuit, demonstrating his exceptional talent and intelligence. His driving technique, characterized by late braking, precise cornering, and swift acceleration, has proven to be highly effective on the track’s many slow corners.
Vettel has won in Singapore throughout his career, securing three triumphs while driving for Red Bull and two with Ferrari. His initial victory occurred in 2011 when he showcased an impeccable performance from the beginning until the end of the race. He maintained his winning streak in the following years, which included a somewhat contentious win in 2019 due to a strategic pit stop executed by Ferrari.
While Lewis Hamilton has the opportunity to equal Vettel’s record at this year’s Singapore GP, it is unlikely that Vettel will lose his title as the Lion of Singapore. The race remains highly anticipated, and fans are eager to see who will come out on top this year.