Button vs Barrichello decided by non-safety car (Singapore GP analysis)

A crucial gamble provided the pivotal moment of the Singapore Grand Prix for championship leader Jenson Button in his battle with team mate Rubens Barrichello. Here’s how it unfolded along with an analysis of the rest of the race and the drivers’ fastest lap times.

Technical analysis: 2009 so far

Why hasn’t overtaking improved in 2009 as planned? And have double diffusers really made that much of a difference? John Beamer looks at the major technical developments this year. First of all a short apology – these columns were supposed to be a regular feature at F1 Fanatic but I ended up doing some contract […]

Stefan Grand Prix still wants 2010 slot

Stefan Grand Prix, the 2010 F1 entry run by Zoran Stefanovic, says it still hopes to be on the Formula 1 grid next year despite failing to be granted a place by the FIA. Stefanovic, who complained to the EU about the FIA’s insistence that the new teams for 2010 use Cosworth engines, says his […]

Predictions Championship leaders slip up

With three races left to run the two leaders of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship are under pressure from the chasing pack. SaloolaS has edged into a slim five-point lead over Dougie. But Dan, PawelF1, SimonRS and Sush Meerkat cut the leaders’ advantage. Find out how you’re doing in the championship standings below.

Fernando Alonso to Ferrari to kick-start 2010 F1 driver market moves

It seems only a matter of time before we get official word that Fernando Alonso will drive for Ferrari in 2010. Once that piece of the 2010 F1 driver line-up puzzle is in place, the rest of the picture should be assembled very quickly. Other key moves expected for 2010 include a surprise return for […]

F1 links: Ecclestone hits back at Sorrell

Bernie Ecclestone had plenty to say about CVC board member Martin Sorrell during BBC’s build-up to yesterday’s race, and he’s said more to The Times in reaction to Sorrell’s criticism of his support for Flavio Briatore. Bernie Ecclestone: Sir Martin Sorrell cannot force me out (The Times) '"He is not in a position to get […]

Singapore becomes F1’s longest lap

2009 Singapore Grand Prix facts and stats

For years, Spa-Francorchamps was the circuit F1 drivers take longest to complete a lap of. But changes to Singapore means it now takes a second longer than Spa for the F1 cars to lap.

Singapore Grand Prix in pictures

Pictures

The Singapore Grand Prix was short on action but big on spectacle. I particularly love this picture of Timo Glock flying through the air at the turn 10 chicane. See below for a hi res version of this picture and over 70 others from F1’s second night race at Singapore.

Hamilton wins as Button closes on title

2009 Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took his second victory of 2009 in dominant fashion in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Alonso praises Briatore after podium

Earlier in the weekend Fernando Alonso was doing everything he could to rebuff questions about the scandal he and Renault were embroiled in. But having taken a fine and controversy-free third place at Singapore, Alonso decided to dedicate his podium to the pariah of the paddock, Flavio Briatore: I dedicate this podium to Flavio – […]

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