As the inaugural night race and yet another new street circuit, Singapore was quite a spectacle. Such was the preparation at the track that changes to the cars for the running at night were not required.
While the drivers experimented with differently tinted visors to suit the lighting, most opted for a light tint or clear visor. Although darker and amber tinted versions were tried.
If night time conditions proved no major problem, the tight and bumpy circuit certainly taxed the teams in getting the right set-up to best attack the lap. As the track's layout was clear from the data provided to the teams ahead of the race, the basic set-up and downforce demands were easily assessed.
So, it was mainly the bumps and extreme kerbs that caught the teams out. Then, secondarily, the amount of braking required. Suspension set-up along with ride height were the main changes, while many teams elected to drop the front wheel fairings to achieve more brake cooling.