Singapore Grand Prix

  • Webber faces 10 place penalty for 'taxi' ride September 23, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull's Mark Webber faces a 10-place 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 top-10 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 start-to-finish 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...
  • Sebastian Vettel has 'love-hate' feelings at Singapore Grand Prix September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel says he has a "love-hate relationship" with the Singapore Grand Prix, as he aims for a third straight victory at the Marina Bay circuit this weekend. The love comes easily for a circuit which has played a key role in the past two of his...
  • Relentless Sebastian Vettel seeking more victories September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel made no apologies to 'tired fans' for Red Bull's dominant displays that have left the German close to a fourth consecutive drivers title. Vettel, 53 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at the top of the drivers standings with seven races remaining, is hot favourite...
  • Kimi Raikkonen opted to leave Lotus over payment dispute September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen made the decision to rejoin Ferrari next season after Lotus failed to pay his salary, the Finn admitting he would still fulfil his duties over the final seven races of his contract because he "loved to race". Last week, the 33-year-old agreed to replace Felipe Massa as Fernando...
  • Ferrari in the spotlight ahead of Singapore Grand Prix September 18, 2013

    Singapore: Formula One arrives in Singapore this week for the annual night race with Sebastian Vettel careering toward a fourth-straight championship and with attention turning toward the combustible situation at Ferrari. Vettel's win in the previous two races at Belgium and Italy has put the Red Bull driver 53 points clear...
  • Sebastian Vettel to remain streets ahead in Singapore F1 GP September 18, 2013

    Sebastian Vettel will be confident of extending his healthy lead at the top of the Formula One drivers' standings in Singapore this week on a circuit that kick-started his imperious march to a third consecutive title a year ago. In 2012, the German arrived in Southeast Asia 39 points adrift of...
  • Need to qualify better in Singapore: Adrian Sutil September 17, 2013

    Singapore: Force India driver Adrian Sutil said on Tuesday that they need to qualify well at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix to be held on Sunday to have a better chance of bagging points. "We've got to qualify well to give ourselves the best chance of scoring points. We are...
  • Special victory delights sluggish Sebastian Vettel September 24, 2012

    Singapore: Thankfully for world champion Sebastian Vettel the Singapore Grand Prix is a marathon and not a sprint as the German overcame a self-perceived lack of pace in his Red Bull to claim the two-hour night race. A poor final qualifying session meant Vettel started Sunday's race in third place, but...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore GP September 24, 2012

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel positioned himself as the main challenger to Fernando Alonso's Formula One title chances by earning his second straight Singapore Grand Prix win on Sunday, jumping up to second place in the drivers' championship. Vettel inherited the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who led...
  • William's Bruno Senna handed gearbox penalty September 23, 2012

    Singapore: Bruno Senna has been given a five-place grid penalty for the Singapore Grand Prix after his Williams team changed his gearbox ahead of Sunday's race. The Brazilian, who damaged the gearbox when he hit a wall in qualifying on Saturday, will now start 22nd on the grid for the 14th...
  • Vettel slams safety of 'Singapore Sling' chicane September 22, 2012

    Singapore: The controversial 'Singapore Sling' chicane at the Marina Bay Street Circuit remains one of the most dangerous in Formula One with further modifications required, world champion Sebastian Vettel said on Saturday. The high kerbs on the 10th turn of the track have been toned down since Kimi Raikkonen went airborne...
  • Di Resta to start sixth, Hulkenberg 11th September 22, 2012

    Singapore: Paul di Resta matched his career-best qualifying position on Saturday when he claimed the sixth place on the grid for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix even as his Sahara Force India teammate Nico Hulkenberg missed out on top-10. Resta clocked his best lap in 1m 47.241 while Hulkenberg's timing of 1:47.975...
  • Hamilton takes pole in Singapore GP September 22, 2012

    Singapore: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton maintained his team's improved form by claiming pole position on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix, and with a handy buffer to his Formula One championship rivals. Hamilton gave McLaren its fourth consecutive pole position for the first time since 1999, and his victory chances in...
  • De la Rosa handed penalty over gearbox change September 22, 2012

    Singapore: HRT driver Pedro de la Rosa will be handed a five-place penalty on the starting grid for the Singapore Grand Prix after his team performed an unscheduled gearbox change ahead of the final free practice on Saturday. The 41-year-old finished the Italian Grand Prix in Monza in 18th place two...
  • Singapore GP: Vettel fastest in final practice September 22, 2012

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix, bettering McLaren's Lewis Hamilton by a third of a second. Vettel made it a sweep of all three practice sessions at Marina Bay to be well positioned to chase pole...
  • Singapore GP practice: Force India duo in top 10 September 21, 2012

    Singapore: Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished in the top 10 in both opening practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix, here on Friday. Hulkenberg was seventh in the first free practice with a timing of 1:51.658 while Di Resta finished a place behind after clocking 1:51.943,...
  • Vettel fastest in Singapore GP practice September 21, 2012

    Singapore: Red Bull signalled it was ready to resume its fight for the Formula One title with a strong performance in Friday's practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets in both sessions, while team-mate Mark Webber was fourth in the second practice. Neither...
  • Alonso hopes to keep Hamilton in his mirrors September 20, 2012

    Singapore: Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso will focus his attention on nearest rival Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix as the Spaniard knows it is impossible to watch everyone. Ferrari's Alonso leads Hamilton by 37 points with seven rounds remaining but the Briton has hauled himself into contention...
  • Title contender Raikkonen happy at Lotus September 20, 2012

    Singapore: Formula One title chaser Kimi Raikkonen says he is happy at Lotus - for now - even as speculation swirls around possible vacancies at the 2007 world champion's previous teams Ferrari and McLaren. The taciturn 32-year-old's consistent displays in his comeback season after two years in rallying have lifted him...