SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

  • Lewis Hamilton relieved to win after Singapore scares September 22, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton moved to the top of the Formula One standings with victory in Singapore on Sunday, yet the Briton was more relieved than delighted after his team mate suffered mechanical issues and the safety car was deployed midway through the race. Hamilton had arrived in Southeast Asia 22 points behind...
  • Sebastian Vettel finds his feet on streets of Singapore September 22, 2014

    Singapore seems to bring the best out of Sebastian Vettel and although the German was unable to secure a fourth straight victory in Formula One's only night race on Sunday, his second place was the best result of an otherwise forgettable campaign. Red Bull have been outperformed by Mercedes this season...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix 2014 September 21, 2014

    Singapore: For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five...
  • Force India struggle in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying September 20, 2014

    Singapore: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday. Both Hulkenberg and Perez failed to make Q3 with times of 1:47.308 and 1:47.575 respectively. The Silverstone squad...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole September 20, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by outqualifying his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice September 20, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers who have taken all but one pole position this season ...
  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation September 20, 2014

    As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the underpressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015. Sauber, Caterham and Marussia are struggling both on and off the track in the vastly expensive sport, with many predicting...
  • Engine failure adds to Sebastian Vettel woes in Singapore September 19, 2014

    Singapore: World champion Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second. The Red Bull driver has won the last three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at Singapore Grand Prix September 19, 2014

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth faster than Ferrari's...
  • Red Bull to keep working for marginal gains: Christian Horner September 19, 2014

    Singapore: Red Bull have continued to make small strides in the first season of the V6 era and will continue to work hard to get "marginal gains on track", said team principal Christian Horner on Friday ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull, which won four consecutive constructors'...
  • Formula One revises radio ban after team talks September 19, 2014

    Singapore: Formula One's governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding on Friday that this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions. Teams were told last week that any talk over the...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice September 19, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds a tenth...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence September 18, 2014

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Bernie Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed September 18, 2014

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered. "I was the one who started it off, yes," Ecclestone told reporters on Thursday at a sponsorship event on the sidelines...
  • Smoky haze hits Singapore Grand Prix September 18, 2014

    Singapore: A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the buildup to the citystate's glamour sporting spectacle the Formula One night race. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight September 17, 2014

    Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages September 16, 2014

    Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a followup on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave...
  • Webber faces 10 place penalty for 'taxi' ride September 23, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull's Mark Webber faces a 10place grid penalty at the Korean Grand Prix after being reprimanded for hitching a lift on Fernando Alonso's Ferrari at the end of Sunday's race in Singapore. The reprimand was the Australian's third of the season, which means that under Formula One regulations he...
  • Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium despite injury September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed an unexpected podium finish at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday after racing from 13th to third despite a back injury that had threatened to prevent him driving. The Lotus driver had taken pain killers to get through qualifying on Saturday but he improved overnight and made...
  • Di Resta retires, 10th place for Sutil at Singapore GP September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Paul di Resta suffered his third retirement in a row and Adrian Sutil sneaked into the top10 in the last lap as Sahara Force India added one point to their tally from the exciting Singapore Grand Prix, where fortunes swung like a pendulum for the Indian F1 team. A bizarre...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another starttofinish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship. The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights, winning by a massive 32.6 seconds over Fernando...
  • Back injury puts Kimi Raikkonen's Singapore GP in doubt September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen is determined to race in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix despite his own team expressing doubts due to a back injury which badly affected the Lotus driver during practice and qualifying. Raikkonen awoke on Saturday in such discomfort from his longstanding back complaint which flared up during Friday's...
  • Force India's Sutil to start 15th, Di Resta 17th on Singapore GP grid September 21, 2013

    Singapore: Sahara Force India continued to struggle as Adrian Sutil will start Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix from 15th position on the grid and Paul di Resta from 17th. Di Resta was eliminated in Q1 after timing 1:46.121 while Sutil could not make it to Q3 after managing a 1:45.185 in Q2....
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel grabs pole position for Singapore GP September 21, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, besting his fading championship rivals under lights at the Marina Bay Circuit. Already boasting a big lead in the Formula One drivers' championship standings and looking for his third straight win in Singapore, Vettel showed...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for Singapore Grand Prix September 21, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel set the best time in the final practice before Saturday's qualifying session at the Singapore Grand Prix. The Formula One championship had the fastest time on Friday as well but was pushed harder this time, and his best time was only two-tenths of a second...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren interest September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Fernando Alonso is flattered that McLaren have expressed interest in signing him but said on Friday he remains committed to Ferrari and intends to finish his Formula One career with the Italian team. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh raised eyebrows ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix when he publicly...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in 2nd practice for Singapore Grand Prix September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel again stamped himself the man to beat by setting the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Chasing his third straight win in Formula One's annual night race and seemingly headed for a fourth successive drivers' championship, Vettel set a time of...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice for Singapore Grand Prix September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton, thriving in the high downforce settings of the twisty Marina Bay circuit, was a third of a second clear of his rivals, ahead of Red Bull pair Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel....
  • Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen insist they'll get along September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso insist they will be able to co-operate as Ferrari team-mates next season despite many predicting friction between two former world champions who are accustomed to being the No. 1 driver in their team. The two drivers spoke for the first time on Thursday - ahead...