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Sainz heads Ferrari one-two in second Singapore practice | 2022 Singapore Grand Prix second practice

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:33
The two Ferraris of Carlos Sainz Jnr and Charles Leclerc were fastest in the second Friday practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
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Singapore GP: Sainz leads Ferrari 1-2 in second F1 practice

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:27
They nevertheless ended up second and fourth behind Sainz, splitting Mercedes pair George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, who had topped the day's earlier FP1 session at the Marina Bay track.
At the start of the only comparably practice session for qualifying and the race given it's night-time start, Valtteri Bottas was the first driver out of the pits as the early runners toured around on the ...Keep reading
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2022 Singapore Grand Prix practice in pictures | F1 Pictures

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:08
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay, where Pierre Gasly experienced a minor fire in the pits.
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Make your 2022 Singapore Grand Prix predictions to win F1 22 and more | RaceFans Predictions Championship

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:50
Enter your 2022 Singapore Grand Prix predictions to win one of three Formula 1 prizes this weekend.
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Tickets for 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix now on sale

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:19
Rumours suggested the classic racing circuit was at risk of being removed from the calendar for the forthcoming season. But much to fans' and drivers' delight, it was announced the race would return during the weekend Max Verstappen stormed to victory from the back-half of the grid in front of a huge Dutch contingent.
While Spa has become a venue associated with the Dutch world champion in ...Keep reading
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Russell hopes Singapore F1 GP will show "validation" of Mercedes W13 work

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:18
The car has been notoriously tricky on bumpy circuits, and despite extensive resurfacing work at the track teams are expecting to see issues this weekend.
However, Russell believes that Mercedes now has a better understanding of the car, and that Singapore will be a good test of that.
Asked what were the factors that potentially worked for and against the team, Russell suggested that the ...Keep reading
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Live: 2022 Singapore Grand Prix second practice | RaceFans Live

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:45
Follow the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix second practice session on RaceFans Live.
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McLaren bring most extensive car update to Singapore Grand Prix | 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:23
McLaren is the only team to have brought multiple updates to their car for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
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Red Bull did not exceed budget cap in 2021, Horner insists | 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:47
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says his team did not exceed the limits on spending set by the FIA during the 2021 season.
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McLaren's "experimental" F1 upgrade aimed at low-speed gains

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:42
The Woking-based outfit has used this weekend's Marina Bay event to bring what it calls its biggest development step of the year so far.
The comprehensive changes include revised sidepods and inlets, an updated floor, tweaked diffuser tail and new bodywork profiling and cooling.
Speaking about the aims of the changes to the car, which is being run exclusively by Lando Norris this weekend ...Keep reading
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Hamilton quickest as Stroll crash interrupted first practice in Singapore | 2022 Singapore Grand Prix first practice

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:24
Lewis Hamilton used soft tyres to top the times during the first Singapore Grand Prix practice session, less than a tenth quicker than Max Verstappen on mediums.
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Singapore GP: Hamilton pips Verstappen by 0.084s in FP1

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:07
The Mercedes driver, who had complained about the difficult driveability of his car early on, bolted on a fresh set of red-walled soft tyres and ran fastest by a slender 0.084 seconds.
That relegated Verstappen, the Red Bull driver having dominated much of the hour, to second while Leclerc overcame initial braking difficulties to complete the top three.
Verstappen was seemingly operating in ...Keep reading
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F1 cost cap answers to come next week amid rule breach intrigue

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:46
Motorsport.com has learned that the FIA has notified teams that its analysis into the accounts for the 2021 season has been completed and it is ready to issue formal documents on the matter.
As part of the process to govern the cost cap, teams have been told that on October 5 the FIA will issue teams that were under the circa $145 million cost cap last year with a compliance ...Keep reading
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Sky extends deal to broadcast F1 live in UK until 2029 | 2022 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:28
Sky Sports has extended its exclusive deal to broadcast live coverage of Formula 1, F2 and FIA F3 in the United Kingdom.
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Red Bull may have broken spending limit in Verstappen’s title-winning 2021 season – reports | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 05:50
Two Formula 1 teams are believed to have exceeded the sport's budget cap in the first year it was introduced, according to reports in German and Italian media.
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Live: 2022 Singapore Grand Prix first practice | RaceFans Live

F1Fanatic - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 05:45
Follow the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.
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F1 extends Sky TV broadcast deal until 2029

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 05:38
Sky and F1 will also continue their deals in Italy and Germany until 2027, expanding upon its exclusivity in both regions with all races upon their respective Sky channels.
In the UK, Sky purchased the full broadcasting rights from the BBC for the 2012 season - although the BBC retained a highlights package until the end of 2015 when Channel 4 acquired them for 2016 and beyond.
The deal ...Keep reading
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Latifi accepts Williams release decision, struggled to adapt to 2022 car

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 05:13
Williams and Latifi agreed to part ways at the end of the 2022 season, as the Canadian has been unable to show the continued progression from last season and is yet to trouble the scorers.
This brings an end to Latifi's time as a Williams race driver after three seasons, as the Grove outfit considers options to partner Alex Albon at the team for 2023.
Explaining Williams' decision, the ...Keep reading
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Alonso: Verstappen and Red Bull “outstanding” in 2022

Motorsport.com - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:36
The Alpine driver was 25 when he earned his second title with Renault in 2006, while Verstappen, who can mathematically clinch his second crown this weekend, turned 25 on Friday in Singapore.
Alonso was asked if a second championship would put Verstappen amongst the all-time greats.
"I think so,” said the Spaniard. “I mean he's 24 or 25. Still a long way in front of him, but I wish him ...Keep reading
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Defiant Lewis Hamilton reflects on 2022, makes Singapore GP prediction

Formula1news.co.uk - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:27

Sir Lewis Hamilton has just six races remaining to extend his record of having won at least once in every season he’s competed in – a streak that dates back to 2007.

The seven-time World Champion has had a challenging year, as have Mercedes.

The Silver Arrows are set to lose their Constructors’ crown, which they’ve held for eight-years.

Hamilton has felt the brunt of the team’s struggles, literally, after suffering from extreme spinal pain at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as a result of the team’s early season porpoising problem.

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Whilst things have improved, the Germans are still yet to win a race; however, Hamilton “doesn’t look at [2022] as a dry spell”.

The Briton spoke during the week at Petronas towers in Malaysia, where Mercedes announced that their partnership with the Malaysian gas giant will extend beyond 2026.

The 103-time GP winner thinks his side have “gained a lot of strength”, from not winning, after admitting that “you don’t gain a lot” from consistent glory.

“I look at it as a bit of adversity and I think that’s where you can really gain strength,” said the 37-year-old.

“I think we’ve gained a lot of strength in depth. When you winning all the time it’s a wonderful thing but you don’t gain a lot when you win.

“There are six races [left] so there’s six opportunities and we will try to get a win, but if we do not do well, I do not think it is the end of the world.

“We will get back to the top,” stated the Mercedes driver.

For the time being, the Silver Arrows are working towards overtaking Ferrari for second in the Constructors’ Championship, with Red Bull on the verge of claiming the title due to having a 139-point lead over the Italians.

Whilst Ferrari are faster than the Brackley-based team, their countless strategic errors have allowed Mercedes to quietly close them down.

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The Germans are now only 35 points behind the Maranello-based outfit, with Hamilton having sent a warning to the Scuderia that it’s their “goal” to take second in the standings.

“Our goal is to try and get second in the teams because that does make a huge impact for everybody back at the factory and so these next six races are just about maximum attack, nothing to lose and going to give it hell,” Hamilton added.

“I would say Singapore should be a good track for us because it’s a high downforce circuit. However it is bumpy.”

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