Singapore removes unpopular 'sling' chicane

The slow and unusual chicane criticised by drivers and teams will finally be removed.

Aug.20 (GMM) Organisers of the Singapore Grand Prix will finally remove the controversial 'Singapore sling' chicane.

The slow and unusual chicane, featuring high and harsh kerbs for the left-right-left flick, has been consistently criticised by drivers and teams since the sport arrived at the now highly-popular night race venue in 2008.

Speed Week correspondent Mathias Brunner reports this week that Turn 10 of the Marina Bay street circuit will now be a simple left-hand corner.

The report also said the layout at key sections including turns 1-2, 5-8 and along the esplanade will be resurfaced in order to make the track less bumpy.

This year's Singapore Grand Prix will be held on 22 September.

Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 Team gets airbourne after hitting the chicane, 2012
Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 Team gets airbourne after hitting the chicane, 2012

Photo by: XPB Images

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