Can Red Bull really beat Mercedes?

Can Red Bull really beat Mercedes?

Both Red Bulls outpaced Mercedes in free practice for the Singapore GP, but what are the chances of that advantage carrying through the weekend? BEN ANDERSON crunches the numbers through the field

Red Bull always expected the Singapore Grand Prix to represent one of its best chances to score a strong result over the rest of this Formula 1 season. The Marina Bay F1 circuit is a street track, so lacks the sort of lengthy straightline sections that expose the power deficit of Red Bull's Renault engine.

That's why the team deliberately incurred so many grid penalties for engine component changes last time out at Monza, to ensure it came to Singapore with the freshest and most reliable combination of power unit elements it could run without incurring further sanction.

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