Alonso praises Briatore after podium

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Earlier in the weekend Fernando Alonso was doing everything he could to rebuff questions about the scandal he and Renault were embroiled in. But having taken a fine and controversy-free third place at Singapore, Alonso decided to dedicate his podium to the pariah of the paddock, Flavio Briatore: I dedicate this podium to Flavio – … Continue reading Alonso praises Briatore after podium

Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)

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Lewis Hamilton is in a strong position heading into tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix as he is fuelled more heavily than the cars behind him. Nico Rosberg will pit later than Sebastian Vettel, but both of them as well as Mark Webber will make their first pit stops sooner than Hamilton. Here are the drivers’ fuel … Continue reading Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)

Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)

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A crash decided the Singapore Grand Prix last year, and a crash decided Singapore Grand Prix qualifying this year. Rubens Barrichello’s shunt in the dying moments of qualifying may have been entirely innocent, but it handed Lewis Hamilton pole position for the second Singapore Grand Prix. Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, will start from outside … Continue reading Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)

Singapore Grand Prix grid

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1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’47.891 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.204 3. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’48.348 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.722 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’49.054 6. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’49.180 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’49.514 8. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’49.778 9. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix grid

Singapore Grand Prix 2009: F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

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Ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix I thought I’d try something a little different. We can’t all be at the race and we can’t all get a race programme. So in this post you’ll find links to all the information you need ahead of the Grand Prix weekend, including information about the track, the … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix 2009: F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

F1 must redeem itself this weekend (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

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If F1 ever needed to go somewhere and put on a show, it is now. The dazzling spectacle Singapore introduced to the calendar last year has been forever tarnished by Renault’s cheating and yesterday’s all-talk-and-no-trousers reaction from the FIA. On its return this weekend we need an event that shows off the very best of … Continue reading F1 must redeem itself this weekend (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

Singapore GP weather: storms and smog

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Several of the weather forecasts for the Singapore Grand Prix point out the chance of thunderstorms during the weekend. But we saw similar predictions before last year’s event and the five sessions went by without a drop of rain. Another atmospheric problem that could interfere with the race weekend is smog. Singapore’s air quality plunged … Continue reading Singapore GP weather: storms and smog

Singapore Grand Prix organiser says: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”

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The Singapore Grand Prix organisers say they are not concerned that the Renault scandal has detracted from last year’s inaugural F1 race. Singapore GP CEO Michael Roche told F1 Fanatic: They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The governance of Formula 1 is strictly the responsibility of the FIA. However the … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix organiser says: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”

Singapore launches another fan competition

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Singapore has announced another competition for fans to win tickets to its 2009 F1 race. Unusually, the competition entry is limited to people who visited last year’s race. Whoever sends in the best photograph from the 2008 event gets Paddock Club tickets for this year. Singapore is also offering tickets to the 2009 race to … Continue reading Singapore launches another fan competition

Name Singapore’s turns and win F1 tickets

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The Singapore Grand Prix organisers are asking fans to come up with names for three of the corners on the Marina Bay circuit. The circuit’s website says: Readers are invited to send in their suggestions from now until February 28 to win attractive prizes. Three lucky winners will each receive a three-day 2009 FORMULA 1?? … Continue reading Name Singapore’s turns and win F1 tickets

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