See how a lap of Singapore looks in the McLaren simulator
By Andy Darley
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
With testing so restricted, F1 teams rely on extensive simulator work to understand the circuits they will visit – and nowhere is that more true than the temporary street circuits where so few opportunities to gather data exist.
As part of the build-up to this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, McLaren has released footage from its race simulator of what a lap of the Marina Bay Street Circuit looks like.
Lewis Hamilton’s race engineer Andy Latham talks viewers through a rather sedate-looking simulated lap by his driver. The sun is down, most of the city is little more than ghostly shapes in the distance – but the traffic arrows and other road markings show clearly how this circuit more usually serves as a highway.