Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

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Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and … Continue reading Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

McLaren expect better high-downforce pace

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McLaren principal race engineer Phil Prew expects the team to perform better at Singapore this weekend than they did at the last race on a high-downforce track. The team were 1.7 seconds off Red Bull’s pace in qualifying at the Hungaroring and half a second slower than Ferrari. Prew said developments since then and new … Continue reading McLaren expect better high-downforce pace

Red Bull’s pace key to championship outcome (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

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Any one of five different drivers could be leading the championship after this weekend’s race in Singapore. But while none of them can win the title this weekend a poor result could fatally compromise their chances with opportunities to score points running out. The high-downforce track should reveal which of the top three teams is … Continue reading Red Bull’s pace key to championship outcome (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

Massa: ‘down’ races hurt title hopes (Video)

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Speaking in a video released by Ferrari, Felipe Massa said his three consecutive races out of the points put him out of contention for the championship: We had some up-and-down races during the championship. I had a very bad three races where I couldn’t score points which was Canada, Valencia and Silverstone. We could have … Continue reading Massa: ‘down’ races hurt title hopes (Video)

Heidfeld hopes Singapore bumps are eased

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Nick Heidfeld says he’s looking forward to getting back to racing in next week’s Singapore Grand Prix. But he hopes the race organisers have eased the street track’s notorious bumps: Two years ago this race immediately became one of my favourites. Even for a city circuit it is quite demanding. It will be interesting to … Continue reading Heidfeld hopes Singapore bumps are eased

Button: “Singapore will reveal title destiny”

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Jenson Button expects the Singapore Grand Prix to give a strong indication of who will win the 2010 world championship: The Singapore Grand Prix will be a very interesting weekend because I think it?ll give us a clearer idea of the destiny of the world championship. The last time we were at a low-speed, high-downforce … Continue reading Button: “Singapore will reveal title destiny”