“Singapore is a one-off in lots of ways” says Michael ahead of the Grand Prix weekend. “The city, racing at night and the circuit itself… It's a brilliantly unusual race. At first sight, everything seems more relaxed because the action happens at night, but of course it's not like that at all.
The reality is that you have to work hard to stay on European time and in the right bio-rhythms, so that you can perform perfectly in the race - because it's unusual to be competing at this time of day. The nice thing is that the circuit is very technically demanding and it's very tricky to get a perfect lap.
After a reasonably encouraging weekend in Monza, we have good expectations for another promising performance. I'm looking forward to the night race.”