Hamilton: Impatience can over-stress tyres in Singapore

16th September 2011

Lewis Hamilton has underlined the importance of patience ahead of next weekend's (September 25th) Singapore Grand Prix.

The Mclaren star will look to close the gap on those ahead of him in the driver's rankings at the unique street circuit on Sunday (September 18th), with the British driver just nine points behind Red Bull's Mark Webber and team-mate Jenson Button.

With a series of fast corners and tight bends, the Singapore track will provide a stern examination of Hamilton's ability and his Pirelli tyres.

He said: "There are lots of tighter 90-degree bends, which are slower and more technical. You've got to keep it precise through these and just be patient, waiting for the tyres to bite before getting on the throttle.

"If you're impatient, then you end up losing time because you over-stress the tyres and you over-drive the car."

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, who currently heads the rankings by 112 points, could secure his second consecutive world championship title at Singapore if rivals Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Jenson Button all finish below fourth.

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