Singapore has extended its Grand Prix contract by five years but is considering revising its F1 track. How should it be changed?
The Singapore Grand Prix is set to remain on the F1 calendar after Bernie Ecclestone and the race promoters agreed terms for a contract extension.
Robert Kubica says he’s looking forward to racing on Singapore’s streets this weekend: There are lots of bumps, kerbs, and bits of track where you have to keep some margin for mistakes because the walls are very close ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ especially in the last sector. I always enjoy driving there and, although the race is very … Continue reading Kubica downplays Singapore chances
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
Here are the times for the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 coverage of this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Singapore
Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its ?é?ú450,000 (?óÔÇÜ?¼507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. … Continue reading Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
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?óÔÇ×?ó … Continue reading Name Singapore’s turns and win F1 tickets
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
The operators of the Singapore Marina Bay circuit, which held F1?óÔé¼Ôäós first night race last year, have revealed they are making changes to the track for 2009. What would you change about Singapore?óÔé¼Ôäós street track? Would you leave it the way it is? Here?óÔé¼Ôäós what I think needs fixing – and what doesn’t.
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
Having held its first Grand Prix Singapore is adjusting to having grandstands and other racing construction dotted around its harbour front all year long. One fan took a look around the track to see what evidence he could find of the night race that captivated out attention two months ago. Here are some of his … Continue reading Singapore after the Grand Prix (pictures)
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at Luca Montezemolo?óÔé¼Ôäós criticism of the Singapore Grand Prix as a ?óÔé¼?ôcircus?óÔé¼?Ø. Is this just a bit of tit-for-tat between two of the most powerful men in F1, or signs of a deeper tension?
John Beamer, editor of F1-Pitlane, takes a look at the teams?óÔé¼Ôäó technical developments from the Singapore Grand Prix. The Singapore Grand Prix couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót have provided a more stark contrast to Monza two weeks ago. The tight, twisty street circuit snaking its way around Marina Bay called for a high downforce set-up, very different to the … Continue reading John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Singapore
Frank Williams joined the chorus of approval for last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix: It has a good chance of challenging Monaco for being the jewel in the crown of Formula One. That is the most accurate thing to say. They have great weather, a very good track, and the grandstands packed. I think there is … Continue reading Does Bernie Ecclestone want the Singapore GP to be the new Monaco?
The first ever F1 race held at night went very well at Singapore. None of the pre-event concerns over the use of artificial light came to pass. Bernie Ecclestone is keen for F1 to have more night races in the future. He’s urging the Japanese to hold their event as a night race. Malaysia had … Continue reading Should F1 hold more night races?
I’ve produced a chart showing the position of each driver on every lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, compared to the race leader. Here’s an analysis of some of the key points in the race base on the chart.