Jenson Button expects the Singapore Grand Prix to give a strong indication of who will win the 2010 world championship:
The Singapore Grand Prix will be a very interesting weekend because I think it?σΤιΌΤδσll give us a clearer idea of the destiny of the world championship. The last time we were at a low-speed, high-downforce track was in Hungary back at the start of August; our car wasn?σΤιΌΤδσt particularly competitive there, and maybe we haven?σΤιΌΤδσt had a properly representative view of the top teams?σΤιΌΤδσ relative pace because we?σΤιΌΤδσve just visited two high-speed circuits.
But, equally, a lot has changed since that race in Budapest ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ not least, some quite hefty revisions to the rulebook regarding bodywork flexibility and, additionally, a lot of work by the engineers at the McLaren Technology Centre to ensure our car is now better suited to slower circuits.
Singapore will be interesting for all of us ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ we?σΤιΌΤδσll not only get an idea of the speed of the Ferrari and Red Bull, but we?σΤιΌΤδσll get to see for the first time whether all our efforts over the past two months have helped put us back in the ballpark at high-downforce tracks.
Personally, I think Singapore has quickly established itself as one of the best races on the calendar, and I?σΤιΌΤδσm already really looking forward to the race.
Team mate Lewis Hamilton added he’s unsure how well the MP4/25 will perform at Singapore:
It?σΤιΌΤδσs difficult to say accurately how competitive we?σΤιΌΤδσll be in Singapore. If Monza most closely resembled a track like Canada, then Singapore is far closer to places like Monaco and Hungary, where we?σΤιΌΤδσve struggled relative to the competition. But the engineers are positive that we?σΤιΌΤδσve made some good progress, so I?σΤιΌΤδσm looking forward to getting out on track and sampling the changes for real.
So I think we head into the weekend with renewed confidence following some positive tests and some developments in the windtunnel. The race should give us a clearer indication of exactly where we stand as the championship closes down over the next five races, but I definitely want to score as many points as possible in this Grand Prix.
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