Bridgestone heads to Singapore and into the night with the medium and super soft Potenza tyres for the fifteenth round of the season, the Singapore Grand Prix on September 24-26.
Formula One's only night race, which takes place around the streets of the Marina Bay area of the city of Singapore, has previously provided two exciting races. The 5.01 km track features significant straights and many low speed corners meaning high braking and tyre traction demands.
Hiroshi Yasukawa - Director of Bridgestone Motorsport, says:
"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."
Hirohide Hamashima - Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tyre Development, says:
"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."