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Sep 19, 2014

Motor racing-Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all, says FIA

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Formula One has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver ‘coaching’ during races, the world governing body said on Friday.

Teams will be allowed to send messages relating to car performance in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix but from next season they will follow those concerning driver performance onto the banned list.

Sep 19, 2014

Formula One revises radio ban after team talks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body has postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions.

    Last week teams were told that any talk over the radio or via a pit board about the performance of the car or driver would be considered a contravention of Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations and result in punishment. 

Sep 19, 2014

Motor racing-Formula One revises radio ban after team talks

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body has postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions.

Last week teams were told that any talk over the radio or via a pit board about the performance of the car or driver would be considered a contravention of Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations and result in punishment.

Sep 18, 2014

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Sep 18, 2014

Motor racing-Smoky haze hits Singapore race

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Sep 17, 2014

Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship.

Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with Ferrari, finished an emotional third at Monza at the home race for his former team which helped his new side move above his old colleagues in the constructors’ race.

Sep 17, 2014

Motor racing-Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship.

Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with Ferrari, finished an emotional third at Monza at the home race for his former team which helped his new side move above his old colleagues in the constructors’ race.

Sep 16, 2014

Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour’s season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.

The Romanian joins world number one and U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova in booking places at the $6.5 million event for the top eight women over the season.

Sep 16, 2014

Tennis-Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour’s season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.

The Romanian joins world number one and U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova in booking places at the $6.5 million event for the top eight women over the season.

Sep 9, 2014

Names missing as Japan eye double defense

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shorn of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament’s struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity.

With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA’s calendar, top international sides in Asia have little clout when attempting to call up their best under-23 players for the event, which has been part of all 16 previous Asian Games.