Tag Archive: Singapore Grand Prix

Sep 26

Barrichello wanted Mercedes reserve role in Singapore

Rubens Barrichello offered his services to F1’s dominant team Mercedes at the recent Singapore grand prix.

Rubens Barrichello - photo Indycar Series Just before Singapore, the championship leading team announced it had signed teenage DTM star Pascal Wehrlein to be the new Mercedes reserve. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

FIA should rethink ‘nightmare’ radio clampdown – Wolff

Toto Wolff thinks Sunday’s Singapore grand prix proved F1 needs to rethink its new clampdown on radio communications.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, a last-minute compromise meant only driver ‘coaching’ was banned in Singapore and for the rest of the season. But the governing FIA is still planning to outlaw all ‘performance’-related messages from the start of 2015, including any radio call that helps the driver to manage the technical systems aboard his car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Briatore eyes Lotus switch for Ferrari’s Alonso – report

Rumours about Fernando Alonso’s future at Ferrari are continuing to run wild in the days after the Singapore grand prix.

Alonso-Briatore - photo Getty Images Italy’s respected La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed this week that the disgruntled Spaniard has now told the crisis-struck Maranello marque of his intention to leave. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Red Bull denies making illegal radio calls

Red Bull has denied claims it sent illegal coded radio messages to Daniel Ricciardo during the Singapore grand prix.

2014-07-06 - 99355 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo After the FIA’s new communications clampdown took effect last weekend, McLaren pointed the finger at its rivals for disguising driver-performance related radio calls to Ricciardo as legal technical messages. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Smoke becomes fire as Alonso’s Ferrari future in doubt

Where before there was merely smoke, now there are the first obvious signs of fire.

IMG_5961 Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix race report

Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Sep 21

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.

2014-06-07_0425 On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Honda plans to charm Alonso at Suzuka – report

Even in the midst of Fernando Alonso’s anger and warnings, rumours about his future just will not go away.

2014-06-07_0841 Speaking with foreign-language reporters on the eve of the Singapore grand prix weekend, the Spaniard flew into a rage when faced with the latest wild speculation about his impending Ferrari exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix qualifying report

Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Sep 20

Hamilton snatches pole from Rosberg in Singapore

Mercedes unleash power on dying laps of qualifying session

2014-07-19_0905 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousands of a second. This is Hamilton’s third career pole position in Singapore, a pole position won on the final lap of qualifying as the clock ran out. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Shell supplies Scuderia Ferrari with motor oil made from natural gas

Scuderia Ferrari will use this motor oil for the first time on the track at the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix

2014-06-07_1212 Scuderia Ferrari is heading out onto the F1 track at Singapore this weekend running on a higher performing Shell Helix Ultra motor oil containing Shell PurePlus Technology.

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Sep 18

Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi will stay at the wheel of his green Caterham for this weekend’s Singapore grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 After Andre Lotterer took his place at Spa as the team’s new management seeks sponsored drivers, media reports had suggested Roberto Merhi, Andrea Caldarelli and Roman Rusinov were now next in line for Kobayashi’s cockpit.
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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 »

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