Singapore Grand Prix

  • Engine failure adds to Sebastian Vettel woes in Singapore 6 hours 0 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 18 minutes ago

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while team-mate 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 8 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 10 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    Singapore: A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state'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 2 days ago

    Mercedes team-mates 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 19-round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 3 days ago

    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 follow-up 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 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...