Tag Archive: Singapore

Sep 21

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improve

One small problem has cost Nico Rosberg big under the glaring Singapore floodlights.

IMG_7271 Long before the five lights went out on the start gantry on Sunday, the former championship leader’s Mercedes crew was grappling with malfunctioning electronics on the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Hamilton wins under the night lights of Singapore

Rosberg retires early to hand Championship lead to Hamilton

2014-07-18_0895 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has won the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix and in doing so has replaced teammate Nico Rosberg at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Relaxing engine freeze talk ‘nonsense’ – Wolff

Toto Wolff has declared Mercedes’ obvious resistance to moves to relax F1’s engine ‘freeze’.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine The German marque has utterly dominated in 2014, producing a clearly superior turbo V6 ‘power unit’ than its engine rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying

“Bloody engine, bloody engine.  We break our balls for this?”

2014-06-07_0899 Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault’s below-par 2014 ‘power unit’ more than clear as he bowed out in Singapore qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Deputy PM says sanctions won’t stop Russia GP

Russia is pressing ahead with its preparations for next month’s inaugural grand prix in Sochi.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 3 That is despite the highly controversial and divisive Ukraine crisis, the recent MH17 atrocity, and new anti-Russian punitive sanctions by the US and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.

2014-07-09 - 99008 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Vettel ‘the right man for Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has named struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel as “the right man for Ferrari”.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Rumours last week that Red Bull’s Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso might sensationally swap seats for 2015 were roundly denied by all sides. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdown

The FIA has backtracked over its total clampdown on “performance”-related radio communications in formula one.

2014-06-04_0030 The earlier-announced comprehensive clampdown has been discussed at length in the Singapore paddock, but team managers went into Thursday’s long meeting with Charlie Whiting arguing that it should in fact be relaxed for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Furious Alonso threatens to reveal source of rumours

Fernando Alonso was “visibly upset” on Thursday as he angrily slammed the latest silly-season speculation about his future.

2014-06-07_0248 That is the claim of Spain’s EFE news agency, reporting that the Spaniard clearly feels the leaks are being originated not only from Italy, but from within Ferrari itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Kobayashi hopes for three-car top teams in 2015

“I don’t know how many teams will exist next year.”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi has admitted in Singapore that he may be left out of Caterham’s plans for his home Japanese grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits ‘double points’ could go

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his ‘double points’ innovation may be axed after the 2014 finale.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait This year, in a bid to keep the championship alive until the dying moment, F1 will allocate double points in the Abu Dhabi finale. But the scheme has been controversial and almost universally criticised, prompting F1’s chief executive to admit it may fall by the wayside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ecclestone takes blame for radio clampdown

As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Smoke haze over Singapore for GP

A haze is hanging over Singapore’s skies ahead of the highly popular night race.

GP2 - Marina Bay - Singapore The city-state’s environmental agency said air pollution has reached “unhealthy” levels in the past days, due to rainforest fires in nearby Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Shell zooms in for a brilliant finish with Scuderia Ferrari and Lego® alongside Kimi Räikkönen

Partnering for success – Shell, Ferrari and LEGO®

2014-09-17 - Shell - Kimi with LEGO carsMembers of the media were treated to a thrilling race of miniature proportions this afternoon as Shell restated its history of successful collaboration with Ferrari and LEGO® in conjunction with the recent global launch of the new Shell V-Power LEGO collection in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

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