McLaren Mercedes head into this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix hoping to extend their one point advantage over the Sahara Force India Formula One Team in the Constructors championship. The Woking based outfit have had a difficult 2014 season so far and have only secured two podium finishes which came at the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park, Melbourne in March.
Last time out at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza the team scored five points with Jenson Button finishing the race in 8th place while Kevin Magnussen finished the race in 10th place.
This season, once again will see the Marina Bay circuit feature two DRS zones where the team's will reach up to 300kph. The circuit is lit by 1,5000 lamps which are on just one side of the circuit. The team have taken a single victory at the circuit in 2009 while they have taken two pole positions 2009 and 2012 while securing one fastest lap in 2011.
Speaking about this weekend's race, Jenson Button commented:
'This is such a special race. The whole weekend feels different – there’s a buzz to the paddock when you first walk in on Thursday afternoon and it never goes away. You can feel the vibe – and the tension and anticipation climb higher and higher as we get closer to the race itself on Sunday night.