Singapore Grand Prix organizers have made minor revisions to the circuit ahead of this weekend's race in a bid to improve safety and driver comfort.
After complaints in recent years about severe bumps, resurfacing has taken place between Turn 3 and Turn 7, as well as between Turn 14 and 19. The pit lane has also been lowered by 0.4 inch since last year's event, which should ensure a smoother transition when drivers rejoin the track.
The controversial Turn 10 "Singapore Sling" chicane – scene of Kimi Raikkonen's crash in 2008 – has also been altered. With the design of the corner having been a cause for concern among drivers over the past two years, the curbs have been re-profiled to make the turn more gradual.
As well as undertaking changes for safety reasons, Singapore organizers have also made an effort to improve the look of the venue – with track walls now painted in bright colors, and run-off areas also decorated.