Lewis Hamilton has come out swinging in his criticism of the Marina Bay’s ‘Singapore Sling’ chicane, labelling it “the worst corner I’ve ever driven in F1”.
Event organisers recently resurfaced sections of the circuit to reduce its notorious bumpiness, and also re-profiled the left-right-left chicane to make the corner more gradual, but the McLaren driver believes the changes to be dangerous.
“I think they made the track worse,” he said after Friday’s practice sessions. “Now it’s just more dangerous. We saw one car [that of Adrian Sutil] take off already.
“You approach that corner at 160 mph and you have to brake down. If something goes wrong or someone’s brakes fail and hits one of those kerbs, we are going to see a nasty accident.”
[Original image via LAT]
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