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F1: Vettel urges revamp of sharp corner on Singapore circuit

Published on Sep 23, 2012 7:03 AM
Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi going airborne at the triple-apex turn 10 after mounting a chicane during the qualifying session of the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix on Sept 24, 2011. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel on Saturday said a notorious corner dubbed the "Singapore Sling" was one of the most unsafe in Formula One and called for urgent remodelling.

After several collisions along the Singapore Grand Prix's tight street circuit in practice and qualifying, Vettel singled out turn 10, a sharp chicane at the end of a long straight near the city's historic cricket club.

"We've discussed it many times, every year actually," the Red Bull driver said.

"We need to find a better solution in turn 10 which probably requires to take a little bit of land for those couple of days from the cricket club or maybe remove the pavement for three or four days.

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