Formula 1 has run into a problem in recent years that has caused even the FIA to rethink a radical change to the technical rules that was finally introduced at the start of the 2022 season with the return of ground effect for the first time since the 1970s.
However, it was not only the cars that received modifications, but the circuits have also seen how the organizers of the highest category of motorsport have chosen to adapt them to the new regulations.
Some such as the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya or the Albert Park track in Melbourne completed their works to welcome Formula 1 with a configuration that favored overtaking, and apparently, in the next 2023 campaign, the Marina track Bay will also receive modifications to create more interesting races.
As it appears on the official website of the Singapore Grand Prix, in the section on buying tickets for the appointment of the next course, the circuit will see how a series of curves disappear in the third sector to make way for a longer straight. These are the curves that go from 15 to 20 , two consecutive chicanes in the area of the tunnel that passes under the stands, where the single-seaters brush against the walls at the exit of the line.
In this way, a slow section would disappear for a flat one that will make the lap time faster, in addition to providing one more overtaking point, in what would be the new turn 16, and very possibly they would add a DRS zone that would be complemented with the other two from the first and second sectors.
However, one of the most remembered points of the Marina Bay circuit would be lost, where Nelsinho Piquet crashed his Renault in 2008 in the controversial Crashgate episode. On that day, Fernando Alonso took advantage of the French team’s strategy to take the lead with an early stop and took the first victory in a night race in the entire history of Formula 1.
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