Organisers of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix have made further revisions to the Marina Bay circuit, which plays host to the next round of the Formula 1 World Championship this weekend.

Singapore's bumps have been smoothed out Drivers have been vocal in their complaints about severe bumps, and in the name of safety the organisers have sought to resurface sections of the track between Turn 3 and 7, as well as between Turns 14 and 19.

The transition from the pit lane to the race track has also been smoothed out, by lowering the pit lane to the tune of 1 centimetre.

The spectacular, if controversial, ‘Singapore Sling’ chicane – the scene of Kimi Räikkönen’s championship-ending shunt in 2008 – has also been repfoiled, with the kerbing reprofiled to make the turn more gradual.

From a purely cosmetic standpoint, the organisers have also painted the track walls in bright colours and decorated the run-off areas.

If you’re going to bury your car into a wall, at least make it a good photo opportunity along the way!

[Original image via The Cahier Archive]

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