Mercedes says safety car 'almost certain' in Singapore

Global Motorsport Media

The appearance of F1's safety car is very likely during the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

That is the view of Mercedes GP, who said that on the entire F1 calendar there is a 100 per cent record of safety car deployment at only two race venues.

They are Singapore and Korea, although "in the case of Korea this is calculated on the basis of a single race", said the German team in a feature preview.

As for Singapore, the safety car has appeared a total of five times in the three races since 2008, even though one of them was triggered deliberately by Renault and Nelson Piquet Jr.

So, according to Mercedes, the gull-wing SLS AMG is "almost certain to make an appearance" this weekend.

So far in 2011, the safety car has only appeared during four of the thirteen races -- Monaco, Canada, Belgium and Italy.

After Singapore and Korea, the races with the highest historical probability of safety car deployment are Brazil, Monaco and Canada (all 70pc).

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet Jr.
Teams Mercedes
Tags marina bay, mercedes, safety car, singapore gp