In 2008, Singapore changed the look of Formula 1 forever as it hosted the first night-race around the streets of the Marina Bay. But the cooler temperatures on the night do not make life any easier for the drivers as 30°C and 70% humidity is often the order of the day, not to mention the longest race on the calendar of almost two hours. The circuit, laid out on the streets of Singapore, runs anti-clockwise and makes for an exhausting 61-laps, with a loss of concentration quickly punished by the unforgiving barriers that line the circuit. The first race will always be remembered for Felipe Massa driving down the pitlane with his fuel hose still attached while out on track and Nelson Piquet controversially crashing his Renault on purpose, later known as ‘Crash-gate’. On a more positive note, Sebastian Vettel has been dominant around the Bay with three consecutive race wins. Fernando Alonso has won it twice and Lewis Hamilton once.
Circuit length 5.065 km
Race distance 308.828 km
2014 winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)