Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Singapore Grand Prix weather forecast

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

McLaren expect better high-downforce pace

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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

Red Bull’s pace key to championship outcome (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Massa: ‘down’ races hurt title hopes (Video)

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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)