Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical updates from Singapore and looks ahead to the next round at Suzuka. The Marina Bay circuit is one of highest downforce tracks and the first since Hungary where cars ran in a high downforce configuration. The next tracks all place high demands on downforce, meaning Singapore typically represents … Continue reading Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix
F1 Fanatic reader Wei Jian worked as a track marshal during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. He tells us about his experience recovering cars and reveals some interesting facts about marshalling. Almost a thousand trackside and non-trackside volunteers were on hand to help the Singapore Grand Prix run smoothly. I was one of them, stationed … Continue reading Behind the scenes with a track marshal at the Singapore Grand Prix
Mark Webber said he was content to score points at what had been a “weak weekend” for him in Singapore: I’m very much focusing on what I’ve got to do. As I said before if it’s two guys, four guys, eight guys, you can’t control what happens at their side. I believe the best way … Continue reading Webber: Ferrari have momentum (Video)
Jenson Button believes the final four races in Japan, Korea, Brazil and Abu Dhabi will play to his car’s strengths more than at Singapore. He told his official website: It was a little disappointing to see that we probably didn’?éÔÇÖt have enough pace to take the fight to the Ferraris and the Red Bulls, but … Continue reading Final tracks suit McLaren better – Button
Lewis Hamilton says he won’t change his approach to racing despite failing to finish the last two races following contact with other cars. He told his official website: I’m a racer. I always race my heart out, and nothing will ever change that. Lewis Hamilton Having looked back on the collisions with Felipe Massa and … Continue reading No change in my approach – Hamilton
Williams technical director Sam Michael says he believes his team can conintue to fight with Renault and Mercedes in the final races of 2010. Here’s what he had to say in a Q&A released by the team: Q: What’s your reaction to the 20-second penalty given to Nico Hulkenberg following a post-race protest by Force … Continue reading Williams expect to keep up with Renault
Singapore’s night race spectacular served up another twist in the 2010 championship story. Find all the F1 Fanatic Singapore Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
Which driver did the best job during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Singapore Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
Ferrari were stronger at Singapore than the headline times after practice made them look. Even so, Fernando Alonso’s fourth win of the year was easily his best of the season so far and means he has momentum behind him in the championship battle.
Lewis Hamilton’s third no-score in four races following his controversial collision with Mark Webber has hit his championship hopes hard. But just as worrying for him and Jenson Button was McLaren’s lack of pace around Singapore.
Red Bull were fastest in all three practice sessions but missed out on victory at a circuit where they were expected to dominate. Mark Webber made an unlikely strategy work with some excellent passes but had a dose of ‘champion’s luck’ when he survived heavy contact with Lewis Hamilton to finish the race on the … Continue reading Webber has champion’s luck but lacks Vettel’s pace (Red Bull race review)
A late puncture cost Kubica seven places but he took all bar one of them back. Meanwhile team mate Petrov might have finished in ninth place if he hadn’t been lapped. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 8 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’46.949 (-1.216) 1’48.165 Race position 7 11 Average race lap 1’57.379 (-0.581) … Continue reading Kubica’s fightback (Renault race review)
Rosberg kept out of trouble for fifth place while his team mate seemed to have a magnetic attraction to Saubers. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 9 7 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’46.702 (+0.259) 1’46.443 Race position 12 5 Average race lap 1’58.109 (+1.339) 1’56.770 Laps 60/61 61/61 Pit stops 2 1 You need to … Continue reading Rosberg in top five (Mercedes race review)
Lotus were responsible for one of the most dramatic moments of the race when Heikki Kovalainen’s car caught fire. He said stopping it on the start/finish straight instead of the pit lane was the safest thing to do. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 21 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’51.641 (+0.726) 1’50.915 Race position … Continue reading Fire stops Kovalainen (Lotus race review)
Timo Glock was in fine form all weekend in Singapore but his race was scuppered by the safety car. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 18 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’50.721 (-0.386) 1’51.107 Race position 15 Average race lap 2’02.971 (+1.411) 2’01.560 Laps 49/61 59/61 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Glock shines (Virgin race review)
Poor qualifying left Force India with a lot of ground to make up on Sunday. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 15 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.899 (-0.062) 1’48.961 Race position 9 Average race lap 1’58.131 (-10.087) 2’08.218 Laps 61/61 1/61 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap … Continue reading Qualifying woes (Force India race review)
The battle between Williams and Force India for sixth in the constructors’ championship was partly conducted in the stewards’ office in Singapore. Force India succeeded in having Nico H?â??lkenberg penalised for going off the track on lap one, but Williams still reduced their points lead. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 6 17 Qualifying time … Continue reading Sixth in sight (Williams race review)
Toro Rosso’s point-less streak stretched to six races in Singapore. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 13 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.502 (+0.836) 1’47.666 Race position 14 12 Average race lap 1’58.184 (-0.329) 1’58.513 Laps 60/61 60/61 Pit stops 3 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading No points in six races (STR race review)
Bruno Senna found Christian Klien a tougher proposition than his previous two team mates, but neither driver finished in Singapore. Christian Klien Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.946 (-1.228) 1’54.174 Race position Average race lap 2’03.114 (+0.545) 2’02.569 Laps 31/61 29/61 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)
Fernando Alonso’s dominant performance in Singapore means he joins the elite club of drivers who scored perfect results in a race weekend. He is the first person to win a race by leading every lap, setting pole position and fastest lap, since Michael Schumacher in the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix.