F1 drivers undeterred by hazy skies

The view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit's final two turns from Sands SkyPark at 7pm yesterday, with the 24-hour PSI level at 107 and 1-hour PM2.5 reading at 27 in the southern part of Singapore. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit's final two turns from Sands SkyPark at 7pm yesterday, with the 24-hour PSI level at 107 and 1-hour PM2.5 reading at 27 in the southern part of Singapore. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Even as the Marina Bay Circuit is enveloped in haze this week, Formula One drivers and teams yesterday said they were unfazed by the poor air quality in Singapore, adding that they had no issues racing in such conditions at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Red Bull's Dutch star Max Verstappen, who has won two races this season and arrives in Singapore third in the overall standings, told The Straits Times: "It's not a concern at all. Whatever the conditions are, it'll be the same for everyone."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Drivers undeterred by hazy skies'. Print Edition | Subscribe