Singapore removes unpopular sling chicane

Kamui Kobayashi airborne at the Singapore sling chicane

Kamui Kobayashi airborne at the Singapore sling chicane

Organisers of the Singapore Grand Prix will remove the controversial and unpopular ‘Singapore sling’ chicane.

The slow and unusual chicane, featuring high and harsh kerbs for the left-right-left flick, has been consistently criticised by drivers and teams since the sport arrived at the now highly-popular night race venue in 2008.

Speed Week correspondent Mathias Brunner reports this week that Turn 10 of the Marina Bay street circuit will now be a simple left-hand corner.

The report also said the layout at key sections including turns 1-2, 5-8 and along the esplanade will be resurfaced in order to make the track less bumpy.

This year’s Singapore Grand Prix will be held on 22 September. (GMM)

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