PWP: The Strategist sets their sights on Singapore

Published on
15 Sep 2023
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3 Min

Get the latest tips and insights ahead of Round 16 of Pit Wall Predictions

After a resurgent result last time out in Monza, our top-secret guru - ‘The Strategist’ - is hoping to continue that positivity as we jet off to start the flyaways.
The Singapore Grand Prix with its high temperatures, high degradation and high chance of a Safety Car is a notoriously tough race to call, but that’s exactly what we’re asking you to do.
Currently ranked 84th in our global standings with 225 points to their name, will you follow their tips and insights below, or choose your own path?
Keep reading to discover what The Strategist has to say…
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Q1: What lap will Alex make his first stop?

As long as there are no early incidents to draw out the Safety Car, I fancy Alex to come in between Lap 11-20 for his first stop.

Q2: What lap will Logan first pit on?

Similarly to the reasons given above, I think Logan will also pit for the first time between Lap 11-20.

Q3: Which Williams Racing driver will pit first?

Alex has boxed first more often than not this season and I fancy that to continue in Singapore, our crew will be ready and waiting to get them both back out there.

Q4: When the first Williams Racing driver pits, where will they pit from?

We know that the characteristics of the Marina Bay Street Circuit won’t be ideal for the FW45, but we’ve made a habit of being there or thereabouts this season
Translated into track position, I'm going to say that we’ll be making our first stop from P11-P15.

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Q5: How many pit stops will our drivers make between them?

With a 100% Safety Car record at a circuit that punishes the tyres, I reckon our duo will both come in twice.
Therefore I’m predicting our pit crew will be called into action four times on Sunday.

Q6: How many SC periods will there be?

As previously mentioned, this circuit has seen at least one Safety Car period every time we have raced here. I’m backing that it will happen again in 2023, but just once.

Q7: At the end of the race, how close will Alex’s gap be?

This race often pushes the two-hour cut-off right to the max. Whether we get all 62 laps in or the timer runs out, I fancy Alex to be within 2.6-5.0s at the chequered flag.

Q8: At the end of the race, how close will Logan’s gap be?

This is going to be the most physical race of Logan’s F1 career, but being from South Florida he’s somewhat used to this level of humidity. I also fancy him to be within 2.6-5.0s of the car ahead at the end of the race.
You’ve heard from The Strategist, now it’s time to make your decisions below. You have until the lights go out on Sunday to make any changes, good luck!
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