Red Bull’s senior advisor Helmut Marko says losing Singapore on the calendar is a big blow for the team, as it’s a track ‘suits’ them in Formula One.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit was the latest casualty on the F1 calendar that was dropped due to COVID-19 uncertainty, with various others still in limbo as to whether or not they’ll be going ahead with F1 targeting 23 races this season.
It’s the second year in a row the race won’t be taking place in Singapore, with last year’s event cancelled due to “continuing nationwide restrictions on construction and business activities” brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite not winning since 2013 with Sebastian Vettel, it’s a track that lends itself to Red Bull historically, with Max Verstappen grabbing a podium in both 2019 and 2018 respectively.
It’s been an impressive start for Red Bull at street circuits, with victory for Verstappen in Monaco and a win for his teammate Sergio Perez in Azerbaijan ahead of Paul Ricard in just over a weeks’ time.
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