Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is fastest in final practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as Mercedes appear to hide their pace.
Fernando Alonso was fastest in final practice for the Singapore GP on Saturday with Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton third and sixth fastest respectively.
Fernando Alonso was fastest in final practice for the Singapore GP on Saturday with Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton third and sixth fastest respectively.
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With the lap time difference between Pirelli’s soft and supersoft tyre compounds bigger than expected at 2.5s, practice in Singapore suggested that three pit stops will be required in Sunday’s race. Most teams got their work done, but Pastor Maldonado’s accident in FP2 hampered championship leader Nico Rosberg’s fast runs on the supersofts, and reigning champion Sebastian Vettel lost almost all of FP2 to an engine change
Friday pacesetter Lewis Hamilton has set his sights on seeing off the perennial challenge from Nico Rosberg and the prospect of renewed threats from Mercedes’ rivals to claim what he has termed a “very important” pole position in Singapore.
Fernando Alonso said there was nothing unusual about his Friday practice sessions at the Singapore Grand Prix, despite being in the mix with Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel reckons Red Bull are closer to Mercedes this weekend, even though his own running at the Marina Bay Circuit was limited during Friday practice.
Daniel Ricciardo thinks challenging Mercedes in Singapore will be tough if Mercedes has more in the tank than it showed during Friday practice
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Lewis Hamilton hit the top of the timesheets in Singapore as error-prone Pastor Maldonado hit the wall.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting has acknowledged coded radio messages will be difficult to police throughout future grands prix.
Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa both remain convinced they can deliver a victory for the team before the end of the year having been on the podium five times between the pair so far.
Sebastian Vettel says he is optimistic Red Bull can take the fight to Mercedes in Singapore despite missing the majority of FP2 due to an engine problem
Lewis Hamilton restores Mercedes to top spot on the F1 practice timesheets, as Rosberg, Williams and Vettel endure mixed sessions in Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton says work is still needed ahead of qualifying to find a perfect balance for his Mercedes despite topping FP2 during a clean Friday at Marina Bay
Lewis Hamilton set the Friday pace as night-time descended in Practice Two at the Singapore GP but an untimely crash for Pastor Maldonado skewed single-lap comparisons between the timesheet-topping Briton and title rival Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton moved Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on Friday night at Marina Bay, edging Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso by little more than a tenth of a second. Alonso’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen showed strongly with fourth, fractions of a second behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado, meanwhile, brought out the red flags when he crashed at Turn 10
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Friday night’s second practice at Singapore, edging ahead of Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo…
Lewis Hamilton ended the opening day of practice for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on top of the timesheets in his Mercedes
Pastor Maldonado ended Mercedes’ run of seven consecutive one-two finishes at the conclusion of practice on the Friday of a race weekend – although not with a time to trouble the all-conquering team.
Fernando Alonso led the way in practice for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of this weekend’s night race in Singapore.
Fernando Alonso sees off both Mercedes drivers to claim fastest time in opening practice for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso set the fastest time of first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix as he beat the two Mercedes drivers
Fernando Alonso edged out Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to go fastest for Ferrari as less than two-tenths of a second covered the top three drivers in first practice in Singapore on Friday evening. Sebastian Vettel beat Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo to fourth, with Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and the McLaren of Jenson Button rounding out the top eight
Fernando Alonso topped the opening practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix after clocking a time 0.122s clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso scored a coup for Ferrari in the first practice session of the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, edging out Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso was the fastest man on track during the first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Spaniard topped the Mercedes duo, headed by Lewis Hamilton.
The Italian Grand Prix was a good weekend for Mercedes. After what had happened in Spa, it was a strong, comeback race for the team to finish first and second.
Nico Rosberg stepped off his British Airways flight into the smoggy pall of a Singapore afternoon wearing a white face mask.
Lewis Hamilton says he is “excited” by the challenge of not getting radio help from his Mercedes team from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix onwards
Lewis Hamilton insists that nothing will change in his approach to the title-defining final race weekends of the season despite his continued status as the ‘chaser’ in the all-Mercedes championship battle.
Lewis Hamilton is relishing the opportunity to draw on his karting experience following the FIA’s recent clampdown on radio communications between driver and pit wall
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says the ban on driving advice over team radio could be a “shock to the system” for Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Nico Rosberg is not concerned the ban on certain team radio instructions will hurt him more than any other driver on the grid
Formula 1’s drivers are braced for an increase in their workload in the cockpit in Singapore following the clampdown on team radio, but are confident they will quickly adjust to the new restrictions.
Theoretically, Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit will offer Red Bull the opportunity to take the fight to Mercedes. But that won’t be the only source of pressure for the Silver Arrows: whatever happens, we can expect Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to continue their intense battle for the 2014 drivers’ crown
Nico Rosberg has been backed to rebound from appearing to crack under the pressure of his Formula One title fight with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
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With the two gunning for the world championship Rosberg cleaned out his teammate at Spa before Hamilton returned to win in Monza
Back-to-back victories either side of the summer break, as he took advantage of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg tripping over themselves, had propelled Ricciardo into contention.
Alain Prost admits he was surprised by the way Mercedes handled the Spa fallout and also warned the team not to “overreact” to these situations…