Tag Archive: Singapore Grand Prix

Mar 28

Ecclestone admits engines louder than he thought

“It sounds terrible on the TV” – Ecclestone

2012-11-15_0006 Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Friday that F1’s new-generation cars are actually louder than he first thought. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Ferrari says Raikkonen injury ‘no problem’

“With the specific situation of Kimi there will be no problem at all”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Ferrari insists it was aware of the extent of Kimi Raikkonen’s back problems when the Finn was signed up for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Salo arrested for tax fraud

Salo would not comment.

Mika Salo - photo Getty ImagesF1 driver turned commentator Mika Salo spent two days in custody at the end of last month, the Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Bahrain to be ‘twilight’ race in 2014 – Whitmarsh

“I think they are going to call it a twilight race”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean 08Floodlights have been installed at the venue of the Bahrain grand prix, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Davide Valsecchi insists he is “ready” to make his formula one debut this weekend.

Valsecchi ‘ready’ to replace Raikkonen

2013-06-08_0051Lotus regular Kimi Raikkonen struggled through the recent Singapore grand prix with a back injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Ferrari sent Webber bill for Singapore ‘taxi’

Sent from the team’s Maranello headquarters to Australian Webber

Ferrari joined the ‘taxi ride’ fun after the recent Singapore grand prix, sending Mark Webber a hefty bill for hitching a ride back to the pits with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Furious Webber slams ‘comical’ taxi-ride penalty

“Great moment, and fans loved it” – Webber

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesMark Webber and Fernando Alonso have slammed and ridiculed the ten-place grid penalty the Australian will have to serve next weekend in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

FIA to brief drivers after Webber-Alonso mischief

The pair had been clearly “reckless”

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesThe FIA is set to clamp down on the sort of shenanigans seen on the slowing-down lap after Sunday’s Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Vettel booing ‘explainable’ – Marko

“The booing is increasingly annoying”

Christian Horner - Sébastian Vettel - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch Dr Helmut Marko thinks Mark Webber’s fans were also booing Sebastian Vettel on the podium in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Vettel dominates Singapore Grand Prix, Raikkonen third for double Renault-powered podium

Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix for third consecutive year

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99026Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) gave a street racing master class in today’s Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Back pain almost sidelines Raikkonen

He qualified just 13th, while in the sister car Romain Grosjean was third.

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen 07Kimi Raikkonen almost sat out the Singapore grand prix weekend with a back injury, it emerged on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Webber deploying ‘tricks’ to keep motivation

“This question’s getting pretty boring”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber has admitted his waning motivation will be stretched even further as he contests the final seven grands prix of his career in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Jenson Button has confirmed that the sticking point in his talks with McLaren is over 2015

Button confirms McLaren delay is over 2015

2013-03-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 01It has been reported the 2009 world champion is happy to commit to the British team for next year, but wants to leave the door open for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

FIA jumps the gun on Hulkenberg’s Lotus seat

The error was quickly recognised and fixed

Nico Hulkenberg - photo © DPPI - François Flamand The FIA appears to have got ahead of itself whilst organising the press conference schedule for this weekend’s Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ferrari close to shifting focus to 2014

“After the result of the Singapore grand prix”

2013-06-08_0411Ferrari is on the cusp of tipping the balance of its resources away from the 2013 championship battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Singapore removes unpopular ‘sling’ chicane

This year’s Singapore grand prix will be held on 22 September.

2011-09-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Vitaly Petrov 01Organisers of the Singapore grand prix will finally remove the controversial ‘Singapore sling’ chicane. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Schu should have admitted Singapore mistake – Lauda

“I would have preferred if he had admitted his mistake, because mistakes can happen to everybody.”

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 062012-06-10_0513Michael Schumacher should have immediately admitted his mistake after crashing Jean-Eric Vergne out of the recent Singapore grand prix. That is the view of F1 legend Niki Lauda, commenting on the incident that has cost the seven time world champion ten places on the Suzuka grid and a fresh wave of critical press. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Senna suffered ‘burns’ in Singapore

Bruno Senna suffered burns to his back in last Sunday’s Singapore grand prix, the Williams team has revealed.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 022012-06-08_0436The Brazilian driver retired from the night race on the last lap, several laps after the KERS unit failed in his FW34 car. In an official race review released on Wednesday, Williams revealed that Senna “had some burn marks on his back after the race” but could not confirm how it happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Webber said Monza ban was ‘harsh’ – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean said Mark Webber was “not very fair” at the start of Sunday’s Singapore grand prix.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark Webber 12012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 05But after his successful return to F1 following a one-race ban, rookie Frenchman Grosjean also praised his Australian rival. “Webber was not very fair as he completely cut the first corner,” he is quoted by RMC Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Schumacher ‘in the toilet’ for Watkins tribute

Michael Schumacher was notably absent as the world of formula one stopped for a minute’s silence ahead of the Singapore grand prix.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 04Sid Watkins GettyThe silence was to honour the sport’s late doctor, Professor Sid Watkins, who died just under two weeks ago. Asked about his absence for the tribute, seven time world champion Schumacher told German RTL television: “I have to apologise, as I was still in the toilet. Read the rest of this entry »

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