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Esteban Ocon

Bumpy Singapore circuit to be "very challenging" says Ocon

Alpine driver believes the Marina Bay Street Circuit will pose a problem for some teams.

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Singapore is set to be a "very challenging" circuit for the drivers according to Esteban Ocon, as the circuit plays host to its first Formula 1 race in three years.

Speaking about the circuits return to media, including RacingNews365.com, Ocon thinks that it will be one of the hardest races physically all year for the drivers.

"It's gonna be very bumpy. A big challenge I think for for us very physically. I love Singapore, but the track itself is not my favourite I have to say," he said.

The last time F1 raced around the streets of Singapore was in 2019, after the race was cancelled twice in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.

Ocon: F1 2022 cars "like go karts" on kerbs

In 2019 the race was ran with cars that were lighter, wider, but slightly higher off the ground compared to this years which rely more on ground effects.

Ocon remarked that the 2022 are like "go karts" when it comes to riding kerbs, something the track features a lot of as its a part-temporary structure.

He added: "They are like go karts on curbs, so it's gonna be a tricky one. It's not going to be fun, we're up for the challenge.

"It's going to be interesting also to see who chooses what in terms of setup. If you go for the car that rides well or if you go for the car that gives grip, it's always a tradeoff."

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