Sunset and a splash of rain made for some dramatic pictures as practice got under way at Singapore. See below for a selection of photographs from the track today including some of the upgrades teams have brought this weekend including McLaren’s new front wing.
The key question after second practice is how close would Fernando Alonso have been to the two Red Bulls if he hadn’t gone off during his first lap on super-soft tyres? Combining their best sector times from the session shows there would have been very little in it.
Singapore Grand Prix practicein pictures Lewis Hamilton says the changes made to the kerbs at the Singapore Sling chicane have made the corner worse than before: I think the changes made to the track have made it worse ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and the chicane is now very tricky. You approach it at 170mph ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and if something … Continue reading Hamilton slams Singapore chicane
Only Sebastian Vettel’s team mate could get within one second of him in second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso looked able to give Vettel a run for his money and went fastest of all through the first sector. But his session came to an early end a few corners later when he … Continue reading Vettel dominates second practice
Mark Webber may have set the fastest lap in first practice in Singapore but team mate Sebastian Vettel set the three fastest sectors during the session. The wet track gave few clues as to who is quicker this weekend but the Red Bull duo’s appearance at the top of the time sheets came as no … Continue reading Vettel on Webber’s pace (FP1 analysis)
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Sebastian Vettel has indulged his fondness for swapping helmet designs again. For Singapore he’s brought a sparkling, reflective design which looks particularly impressive under the lights at the night race: 2010 Singapore Grand Prix Browse all 2010 Singapore Grand Prix articles Images ?é?® Red Bull/Getty images
Championship leader Mark Webber was fastest in first practice at Singapore. The session started on a wet track and the championship contenders avoided the first hour of running as the track dried out, waiting until the later stages to set their first flying laps.
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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
Jerome d’Ambrosio made his first appearance in Virgin gear in the Singapore paddock today. Meanwhile Nick Heidfeld joined four other drivers in the press conference as he makes his race return for Sauber. See below for more pictures of the F1 drivers in Singapore today.
F1 is gearing up for the third running of its unique night race around the streets of Singapore. Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Singapore Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:
Nick Heidfeld has revealed the helmet design he will use for his F1 comeback at Singapore this weekend. He last used a design with green colouring at the end of 2010. He’s now switched to a black helmet with gold colouring with his name written across the top. 2010 Singapore Grand Prix Browse all 2010 … Continue reading Nick Heidfeld reveals Singapore helmet
We’re coming to the end of Singapore’s second annual rainy season, which makes predicting exactly what the weather is going to do at a particularly time tricky. There’s a good chance of rain on any day during the race weekend, but whether it will interfere with the F1 action is a different matter. Thunderstorms are … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix weather forecast
As usual we’ll have live comments during every session of the Singapore Grand Prix at F1 Fanatic. We’re always looking for people to help run the live comments sessions so please get in touch using the contact form if you’d like to help out. Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of … Continue reading Singapore GP live comments and TV times
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
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)
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)
Ferrari believe they can still fight for the drivers’ and constructors’ titles with five races to go in 2010: The Scuderia firmly believes that the points haul for first and third places in Monza has put it right back in the fight for both titles: Fernando [Alonso]?óÔé¼Ôäós 21 point deficit to the leader in the … Continue reading Ferrari say both titles still possible
From looking at the comments left by F1 Fanatic readers who’ve been to the Singapore Grand Prix it’s clear this recent addition to the Formula 1 calendar is a popular one. If you’re going this year, or have ever thought about a trip to Singapore for the Grand Prix, find out what people who’ve been … Continue reading What F1 Fanatics say about… Singapore