Singapore Grand Prix Tag

Posted On September 15, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ferrari Pull Away in Final Practice at Singapore

By FIA Sebastian Vettel headed a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix as the Italian squad pulled away from the chasing pack at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Vettel qualifying simulation, coming 25 minutes before the end of the session, delivered a blistering lap of 1:38.054. Team-mate Kimi Räikkönen then took second place, three tenths off the German’s pace. Mercedes could not get close to the Scuderia’s pace on the hypersoft tyres. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton ended the session in third place, just over half aRead More
By FIA Kimi Räikkönen went quickest in the second practice session ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, though the Ferrari driver was just one hundredth of a second clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Räikkönen, who will move from Maranello squad to Sauber in 2019, set the pace in the early exchanges on ultrasoft Pirelli tyres, setting a best time of 1:40.510 to edge Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. When the field moved to hypersoft compound tyres for their qualifying simulations, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas jumped to top of the order beforeRead More
By FIA Ricciardo’s best time of the session came late in the session when he bolted on a set of new hypersoft compound tyres to post a lap of 1:39.711. That was good enough to oust Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel from top spot. Verstappen then dropped the German to third with his time of 1:39.912. The Dutchman finished 0.201s behind Ricciardo, with Vettel a little over eight hundredths of a second further back. Kimi Räikkönen finished fourth for Ferrari, almost eight tenths of a second off Ricciardo’s pace, though the FinnRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to No. 1, Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, No. 44 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 2017: 1st in the championship, 363 points Wins: 9, Podiums: 13, Top 5: 18, Top 10: 20, Poles: 11, Laps Led: 527, Fastest Laps: 7 Best Finish 1st – Nine times (China, Spain, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Japan, United States) Lewis Hamilton put together one of the most impressive drives in the history ofRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

2017 F1 Driver Review: Sergio Perez

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to seventh-place finisher in the standings, Sergio Perez. Sergio Perez, No. 11 Sahara Force India Formula One Team 2017: 7th in the championship, 100 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 2, Top 10: 17, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish: 5th – Two times (Canada, Singapore) The 2017 season of Sergio Perez is a really interesting one for several reasons. On its own,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to ninth-place finisher in the standings, Carlos Sainz Jr. Carlos Sainz Jr., No. 55 Scuderia Toro Rosso (1-16) / Renault Sport Formula 1 Team (17-20) 2017: 9th in the championship, 54 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 1, Top 10: 10, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 0 Best Finish: 4th (Singapore) Carlos Sainz Jr. had one of the more eventful years in Formula 1 inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Just two weeks removed from crashing out in Singapore, Sebastian Vettel insisted he is only focused on this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The Scuderia Ferrari driver looked primed for a solid points haul after starting on pole for the Singapore Grand Prix, but was part of an opening lap melee at the start-line with teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. That incident was magnified after championship leader Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, leaving the 30-year-old German 28 points behind withRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso’s power unit, which was under threat of being damaged from the opening lap crash in Singapore, has been cleared for use in the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix. The incident came after Alonso made a blazing start, but was a victim of circumstances following the collision between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso continued on for a handful of laps later before being forced to retire. Amid concerns of a damaged power unit, Yusuke Hasegawa, executive chief engineer andRead More

Posted On September 21, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Drafting the Circuits, Headline News

The DTC Podcast: September 21, 2017

Listen to “Drafting The Circuits September 21, 2017” on Spreaker. Frank Santoroski and the Drafting the Circuits panel – Joey Barnes, Richard Youden and Seth Eggert – run down the Verizon IndyCar Series championship finale at Sonoma Raceway, have a heated discussion about the merits of NASCAR’S playoff format, and discuss the madness that took over Formula One in the Singapore Grand Prix. Credits: Host – Frank Santoroski DTC Panel – Joey Barnes, Seth Eggert & Richard Youden Producers – Anthony Arnold & Keith Hayes Special thanks to Whoobazoo forRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Carlos Sainz came from 10th on the grid to survive a treacherous and wet Singapore Grand Prix to finish just off the podium in fourth-place – his best ever in Formula One. Oddly enough the result comes on the heels of the announcement of Sainz set to go to Renault next season, and with additional rumors of a potential switch as early as next round in Malaysia. However, the 23-year-old Spaniard was beyond overjoyed with the banner outcome. “WOW,” said an emotionally charged Sainz. “What aRead More