‘Singapore is one of the toughest but best races of the season’

Mark Webber
Mark Webber

Mark Webber aims to get his F1 title bid back on track in the first night race of the season in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.

After a frustrating series of races, the Aston Clinton star will battle heat, humidity, bumps and headaches caused by the artificial lighting as he chases down Fernando Alonso’s 47-point lead.

“It’s a strange time of the day to be racing, but that’s the way it is and it works well,” he said.

“The race lasts almost bang on two hours and, being on the equator, it’s hot and humid. You lose a lot of water and that makes it a very challenging grand prix.

“Added to that, the lighting around the racetrack is artificial and it can give you a bit of a headache after a while, so you have to pick your visor tint carefully.

“The circuit is pretty repetitive and it’s as bumpy as hell ... but there’s no doubt that this grand prix is one of the better races to have been added to the calendar in recent years.”