Bridgestone its taking its medium and super soft Potenza tyres onto the streets of Singapore for the only night race of the season.
The third Singapore Grand Prix is the only night race of the season and the challenging spectacle takes place around the streets of the Marina Bay area of the vibrant city.
The 5.01 km track features significant straights and many low speed corners meaning high braking and tyre traction demands.
Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, said: “Singapore is a street course so we will see a lot of surface evolution and improvement as the track is first cleaned by cars running, then racing rubber is laid, meaning better grip. This makes finding a good set-up difficult as the track condition is a moving target.
“The first time we visited the circuit was very bumpy, but this was improved for last year. For 2010 it will be interesting for us to learn about the surface again as it is made up of public roads which are used throughout the year for purposes other than a Grand Prix.”
Hiroshi Yasukawa, director of Bridgestone motorsport , added: “Singapore is an important hub in Asia and a fantastic location for Formula 1 and Bridgestone to visit, so we look forward to our third Grand Prix appearance there.
“This is the first of three races in Asia and it is important for us to harness these final opportunities from Formula 1. We look forward to some late nights and an exciting race at this superb event.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team