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Fernando Alonso aims for fourth Singapore podium - The Spaniard has high hopes, as Button worries about the duration

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Fernando Alonso aims for fourth Singapore podium
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Welcome to F1Minute - Fernando Alonso aims for fourth Singapore podium.

Fernando Alonso has high hopes he can win the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend, after previously taking victory at the Marina Bay circuit two out of three times. He says: “I have always managed to make the podium in the three previous editions and my objective is to make it four out of four. A third victory to go with those of 2008 and last year would clearly be fantastic but I know that it will be very hard.”

Another driver pondering the challenge of the Singapore Grand Prix is Jenson Button who has been quoted as saying the race could do with being a bit shorter. He said: “Mentally it’s very tiring because it’s low speed, like Monaco in a way, with the barriers so close to the circuit, very bumpy and dark... after the race you are shattered, in pieces. It’s one of the races we actually think is a little too long, that they need to maybe shorten.”

The track length does mean the race can run close to the two hour cutoff, and this year, drivers have the added complication of DRS. The FIA have gone for just one DRS zone this weekend, after the experiment of two at Monza.