Romain Grosjean believes the Singapore Grand Prix can be very physical and mentally difficult on the drivers.
The Haas F1 Team driver finished the Italian Grand Prix in eleventh, just missing out on points for the team. Putting this behind him, Grosjean is now looking forward to racing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, a tricky yet exciting track.
“It’s actually easier at night because the lights never change,” said Grosjean. “The luminosity is always the same.
“You stick with the same visor, and driving at those speeds in those conditions is absolutely fine. It’s a race everyone waits for. It’s a tricky track, and you’re racing at night downtown when it’s very hot and humid, so there are a lot of factors that make it exciting.”
Between the tricky corners and the heat of Singapore, it can be very physical taxing on the drivers.
“All week we never see the sunlight, so that takes a bit of energy away,” added Grosjean. “Then it’s humid, it’s hot and it’s always a long race.
“We usually reach the two-hour limit. It’s very, very demanding. I remember back in 2013, I lost four kilos (nine pounds) of water during the race, which is quite a lot.”