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Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Red Bull duo have mixed feelings about qualifying

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was only looking at the positives despite seeing a first Formula One pole position snatched away from him at the death of Singapore qualifying by title-chasing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

The rookie Australian had clocked the fastest time with his final lap at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday, only to see Rosberg and then Hamilton better his mark of one minute 45.854 seconds by only 0.173.

Sep 20, 2014

Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso was cautiously optimistic he could collect a rare podium after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

The twice Formula One world champion will start Sunday’s race in fifth after he followed up his promising practice form by finishing qualifying just 0.226 seconds behind pole sitter and former team mate Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso was cautiously optimistic he could collect a rare podium after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

The twice Formula One world champion will start Sunday’s race in fifth after he followed up his promising practice form by finishing qualifying just 0.226 seconds behind pole sitter and former team mate Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Sep 20, 2014

Alonso quickest in final Singapore practice

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso continued his promising Singapore Grand Prix weekend for struggling Ferrari by finishing fastest in final practice before qualifying on Saturday.

Alonso clocked a best time of one minutes 47.299 seconds, the fastest of the weekend, under the fading light at the Marina Bay Street Circuit where he won in 2008 and 2010.

Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso quickest in final Singapore practice

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso continued his promising Singapore Grand Prix weekend for struggling Ferrari by finishing fastest in final practice before qualifying on Saturday.

Alonso clocked a best time of one minutes 47.299 seconds, the fastest of the weekend, under the fading light at the Marina Bay Street Circuit where he won in 2008 and 2010.

Sep 19, 2014

Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all, says FIA

SINGAPORE (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

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.