Marina Bay Street Circuit will host the
15th race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship from
17 to 18 September. Serving as the stage in 2008 for the first night-time event in Formula 1 history, the Marina Bay Street Circuit has continued its use of artificial lighting. Architect Hermann Tilke designed the track to wind around Marina Bay. The first modification to his original design came in 2012, followed by another last year.
The quick pace and the lack of sufficient space to cool down (the longest straightaway measures only 832 metres) makes this circuit one of the most challenging for the braking systems. Wear on the friction material is one of the factors that is constantly monitored every lap by means of telemetry.
According to Brembo technicians, who have
classified the 21 World Championship tracks on a scale of 1 to 10, the Marina Bay Street Circuit falls into the category of tracks that present a high level of difficulty on the brakes. The track in Singapore earned a 9 on the difficulty index, the exact same score that the Mexican GP and the Bahrein GP received.