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Stop light - Loose kerbing causes consternation during Singapore GP weekend

Published by Christine

Loose kerbing causes consternation during Singapore GP weekend
Mercedes GP

The Singapore Grand Prix has come under criticism occasionally for some less than spectacular marshalling, but it was the make up of the track itself that caused problems this year.

Free Practice 1 had to be delayed by thirty minutes whilst track officials removed some loose kerbing and cleared the circuit of any bolts and nails that came free during the process. After a brief FIA inspection, practice was able to get underway but the 90 minute session was shortened to allow for just one hour of running.

After the sessions were complete on Friday, Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso spoke of the difficulties the changes caused: "I guess there will be some further changes, some of the kerbs will be removed in some of the corners and some of them they will repair. Tomorrow we need to find again maybe different lines, or different ways to attack the corners, but it's the same for everybody."

The circuit did seem to be repaired ahead of qualifying and the race itself, with no further problems reported.