Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix

Posted on | Author John Beamer

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

Final tracks suit McLaren better – Button

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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’?t have enough pace to take the fight to the Ferraris and the Red Bulls, but … Continue reading Final tracks suit McLaren better – Button

No change in my approach – Hamilton

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Webber has champion’s luck but lacks Vettel’s pace (Red Bull race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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)

Kubica’s fightback (Renault race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 in top five (Mercedes race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Fire stops Kovalainen (Lotus race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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)

Qualifying woes (Force India race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Sixth in sight (Williams race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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???lkenberg penalised for going off the track on lap one, but Williams still reduced their points lead. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 6 17 Qualifying time … Continue reading Sixth in sight (Williams race review)

No points in six races (STR race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Crash-strewn race (Sauber race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Each Sauber was involved in two separate crashes during the Singapore Grand Prix and both collided with Michael Schumacher. Nick Heidfeld Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 14 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.557 (+0.958) 1’47.599 Race position Average race lap 2’00.934 (+2.534) 1’58.401 Laps 36/61 30/61 Pit stops 2 0 You need to upgrade your Flash … Continue reading Crash-strewn race (Sauber race review)

Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)