Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

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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

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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)

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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)