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McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton is preparing for the gruelling Singapore Grand Prix, which will take place around the streets of the Marina Bay area. Hamilton, fresh from his win at the Italian Grand Prix, said tackling humidity in the city state will be a challenge.
Lewis Hamilton said, "For example today, just getting in my suit and driving in the car, sweating like crazy. In the race, it will be just the same. You have thermal underwear on, you have a suit, you have a balaclava, gloves, and a helmet, and you’re in a cockpit and the humidity, so there’s no cold air coming into the cockpit, and then just the focus, driving a car is massively physical."
Hamilton was taking part in a campaign against drink-driving, supported by one of his sponsors. The driver’s third win of the season, and 20th of his career, lifted the 2008 champion to second in the overall standings with seven races remaining, 37 points behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
With 25 points for a win, Hamilton still has an excellent chance of taking this year’s title, but so do Kimi Raikkonen, one point behind the Briton, and Sebastian Vettel, just two points behind. Practice for the Grand Prix, which is a night race, begins Friday with qualifying Saturday and the race on Sunday.