Singapore street circuit articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Would you get rid of Singapore’s bumps? 8th January 2009, 7:00
The operators of the Singapore Marina Bay circuit, which held F1’s first night race last year, have revealed they are making changes to the track for 2009. What would you change about Singapore’s street track? Would you leave it the way it is? Here’s what I think needs fixing – and what doesn’t.
Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00
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:
Singapore after the Grand Prix (pictures) 8th December 2008, 11:00
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 [...]
2009 F1 calendar shortened 5th November 2008, 14:17
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 [...]
2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That’s 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 [...]
Bernie Ecclestone mocks Ferrari ‘clowns’ 6th October 2008, 21:53
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at Luca Montezemolo’s criticism of the Singapore Grand Prix as a “circus”. 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’s F1 tech file: Singapore 4th October 2008, 7:00
John Beamer, editor of F1-Pitlane, takes a look at the teams’ technical developments from the Singapore Grand Prix. The Singapore Grand Prix couldn’t 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 [...]
Does Bernie Ecclestone want the Singapore GP to be the new Monaco? 2nd October 2008, 7:00
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 [...]
Should F1 hold more night races? 30th September 2008, 13:00
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 [...]
Singapore GP race progress analysis 29th September 2008, 18:21
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.