on board with Mark Webber: Steve Stoop's Career Video: Setup: Aerodynamics Front Wing Angle: 8 Rear Wing Angle: 6 Braking Balance: F 50% - R 50% Pressure: Medium Brake Size: Standard Balance Ballast Distribution: F 60% - R 40% Front Anti-roll Bar: 6 Rear Anti-roll Bar: 9 Suspension Front Ride Height: 3 Rear Ride Height: 3 Front Spring Stiffness: 6 Rear Spring Stiffness: 7 Gearbox Gear 1: 140kph / xxx mph Gear 2: 172kph / xxx mph Gear 3: 203kph / xxx mph Gear 4: 235kph / xxx mph Gear 5: 269kph / xxx mph Gear 6: 304kph / xxx mph Gear 7: 344kph / xxx mph Engine Throttle map: Fast Fuel: Fixed Alignment Camber front: -1.00 Camber rear: -3.00 Toe front: 0.10 Toe rear: 0.35 At Marina Bay my time was 1:45.638 Sector 1 Turn 1: Stay right coming down the pit straight and watch the meter boards above on your right. Immediately before the 100m marker brake hard in a straight line until the curbing in front of the 50m marker starts. At this point (4th gear) continue to brake but begin turning in using about 1/2 a turn left, once in 2nd gear and about the middle of the road lift off the brake and use full lock left to allow the front left and nose to travel over the curb. Open the steering afterwards and get on the throttle as you head to wards turn 2. Turn 2: Flat out. As soon as you get the wheel straightened after leaving turn 1 use 2/3 of the steering right to stay in contact with the curb on 2. Turn 3 follows. Turn 3: Straighten out before the curbing ends and brake hard coming from 4th down to 1st gear. You should be able to get to the apex using a minimal amount of steering. Once there go to full lock left and wait for the car to turn around the corner. Begin feathering the throttle once the Allianz sign is in view but be careful not to plunge into the wall. Turn 4: Small kink. Accelerate hard from 3 once you are pointed straight on the road. Stay left in anticipation of turn 5. Turn 5: Look for the meter boards on the left. Inbetween the 100m and 50m markers (70m) brake and drop 2 gears to 3rd. Begin turning in when you step on the brakes with about a 1/4 turn right, once in 3rd go to about 2/3 and you'll hit the apex nicely. Afterwards (curb on your right is just about to end) use a bit of power on the exit but not a lot as there is a (magnetic) wall on the left of the exit. You can ride the curb on the inside a little if you want but I avoid it because it is easy to unbalance the car. Turn 6: Kink on the way to 6. Maximize your speed by using as little steering as possible (1/4 turn) and get to the right before 7. Sector 2 Turn 7: The meter boards are on the right. Brake hard just before the 100m marker coming down from 6th to 2nd. Brake in a straight line until after the 50m marker (25m), turn in at 1/4 left initially (3rd gear) towards almost full lock (2nd gear) as you aim for the curb early. Let the front left hit the curb and ease up on the steering as you do so to prevent a spin. Use a tiny bit of throttle once the front left returns to the track returning to 3/4 a turn left as you do so. If you took off enough speed going in your front right shouldn't go over the curb on the exit. Turn 8: Power away from 7 once all 4 wheels are pointed the same way. Get over to the left quickly and look for the meter boards on your left. Brake in front of the 50m marker (60m) coming down to 1st gear. Fight the urge to turn in early (you must stay away from the curb), use about 1/4 of the steering to get the turn lined up just after passing the 50m marker and wait until you are about 1/3 of the way in from the left of the road to go to almost full lock right. You might have to open the steering a little to avoid the curb as you go through; wait until you are close to the wall on the exit before gently accelerating and straightening the wheel. Once you hit 2nd you can floor it. Turn 9: As soon as you're done with 8 get over to the right and watch for the 50m marker once there lift off the gas but stay in 3rd. Immediately start turning left with about 1/3 of the steering. Once you can see more of the turn go to almost full lock left to make the apex. After just before the inside curb ends you can apply the throttle (gradually) and open the steering shortly afterwards as you shift to 4th on the exit. Turn 10: Stay right after 9 and watch for the meter boards. Brake hard in a straight line at exactly 100m coming down from 6th to 3rd. Turn in after the 50m mark (where the pirelli/bridgestone sign starts on your right using 3/4 of a turn left to get lined up for the zig-zag. Just before the front left goes over the first curb straighten out and use a tiny bit of steering left to negotiate the middle. Return to a 3/4 turn left for the last curb and forget about the throttle until after you go over the curb. Continue to hold the steering to avoid hitting the wall and then to get away from it for turn 11. Turn 11: You should be able to at least make it to the middle of the road after 10. Stay in 3rd and brake hard down to 2nd just in front of the digiflag on your right. Turn in sharply right (almost full lock) just before the curb starts. Ride the curb with the front right and hold the steering until just before you enter 12. As you go through 12 you can feather the gas and turn the wheel 3/4 left. Open up the wheel shortly after the curb on the inside of 12 ends. Be careful not to open it too much or accelerate too hard, another "magnetic" wall is on the right. Turn 13: You should be able to get to 4th gear well before 13. Stay right and brake hard just before the digiflag after the 100m marker. Nudge the wheel right as you go round the bend before the turn (1/3) and then open up at the 50m marker (still braking). Before the hairpin you should be in the middle of the road still, just after you shift into 1st turn in with full lock left and pray there is no understeer (it helps if you slow down enough!). Don't begin to accelerate until you can see down the straight or until after you're sure you wont hit the wall on the exit. Sector 3 Turn 14: Going down the straight get to the left and watch for the meter boards there. Brake hard just before the 100m marker getting down to 2nd from 6th. Brake in a straight line for as long as you can and turn in after the 50m marker (25m, there is a darker patch of road and you can see the outside white line curve in). Avoid the curb but don't be late with the turn in, you will need to use full lock right to make the apex and then hold the steering to stay on the road afterwards. Open up the wheel and accelerate once you are safe from the front left going over the curb on the left of the exit. Turn 15/16: Stay left after 14 and watch for the 100m marker. As you pass it turn left with 1/3 turn to stay with the curve and then brake shortly afterwards (before the singtel sign on your right). Continue to brake and hold the steering left until you pass the 50m marker, straighten out briefly lift off the brake (keep using it if you need to) and then turn full lock right (gradually). Hold the steering as you pass the curb on the inside right and wait until you are somewhat close to the left of the exit before opening and accelerating away (1/3 of the way from the left of the road). Turn 17: You should be able to straighten the wheel and use a squirt of throttle before entering 17 from the inside. Just before the curb starts lift off the gas and begin feathering the throttle as you turn in left with about 2/3 of the steering to begin with. Use about 3/4 to stay with the curb and begin using more throttle as it ends. Be gentle with it and don't open the steering too much since it is easy to hit the wall on the right of the exit. Turn 18: Stay right after 17, and look for the meter boards. Brake hard between the 100m and 50m mark (75m) coming down to 1st from 4th. Release the brake shortly after the 50m mark and turn in sharply left aiming for the inside curb just before the curb on your right ends. Go to almost full lock left to get the front left to go over the curb but open the steering (to 1/2) just before it hits it to avoid a spin. Hold the 1/2 turn left as you exit and feather the throttle until the car is straight. A quick shift to 2nd and a stab of throttle will get you to turn 19. Turn 19: Stay/get to the middle of the road after exiting 18. Just before the 2nd last corssbeam (above you) lift off the throttle and begin turning right with about 1/4 of the steering. As you come close to the curb go to almost full lock right so the front right can ride it. After the front right leaves the curb open the steering to about 1/2 and accelerate hard towards the wall on the left. Turn 20/21: Stay left after 19. Just before the wall on your right curves in stab the brake, downshift to 2nd and turn in at the same time. Don't be too early with the turn to avoid running over the curb of 20, you want to turn in gradually and then sharper (full lock) once you pass the singtel signs on the inside of the turn. Hold the full lock on the exit of 20 and straighten out just before the pirelli/bridgestone sign ends on your left. Immediately after straightening out feather the throttle and turn in left with about 2/3 or 3/4 of a turn to stay close to the curb . Open the steering and accelerate away gently just before the inside curb ends. Allow the car to glide to the right for turn 22. Turn 22/23: Stay right after 21 and look for the digiflag before the 50m marker. Stab the brake and drop a gear to 4th, then turn in at the 50m mark (some curb starts on the right too) using about 1/2 of the steering to get lined up for the curb on the inside left. Do not drive over it, as you go through turn sharper (3/4) and then accelerate hard and release the steering to 1/4 as you curve right. Holding that 1/4 turn will allow you to curve back in towards the left for the flat out turn 23. Notes: This track is brutal, a long long lap filled with 90 degree corners. The entire lap you're turning this way then that way and you always have to be careful with the throttle to avoid a spin and avoid the walls. I enjoy Turn 22/23 and sector 1 though.