The next stop on the F1 calendar is another all-new venue. Like Valencia last month, the Singapore track is a street circuit, although a larger proportion of the circuit is expected to be actual roads rather than purpose-built track. A few weeks before the European Grand Prix the organisers put on an event for Formula … Continue reading Has Singapore’s F1 track held a race?
A selection of highlights from F1 blogs and news sites including speculation on Kimi Raikkonen retiring at the end of the year. Plus the latest on the new Valencia and Singapore street tracks, Lewis Hamilton samples a hard-tuned Porsche. and Niki Lauda appears on a chat show with a difference.
Here’s a new picture showing just how bright the lighting will be at the inaugual Singapore Grand Prix this year: The Singapore race organisers trialled a new lighting system recently along St Andrew?óÔé¼Ôäós Road in front of the Padang – where the cars will hit 260kph during this year’s race. More pictures below:
If Bernie Ecclestone gets his way (and how often does that not happen?) five Formula 1 Grands Prix will be held under floodlights by 2010 – which by then will probably be a quarter of the calendar. It’s an ambitious target given that the first F1 night Grand Prix at Singapore hasn’t even been held … Continue reading 2010 F1 calendar may have 5 night GPs
Big thanks to Toncho who spotted this 3D video lap of the Singapore Grand Prix track made using Google Earth. I do hope the track doesn’t really go through that grandstand. You can also compare it to the video of the Valencia Street Circuit that was seen earlier. More on the Singapore Grand Prix Night … Continue reading Video: 3D lap of the Singapore Grand Prix track
“Flight difficulties” have caused the FIA to postpone Nigel Stepney’s date with them to discuss the small matter of why he felt compelled to give 780 pages of information about Ferrari’s car to McLaren. Also in the F1 blogs this week the Singapore Grand Prix ticket hotline sees huge demand for tickets to the night … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Flight difficulties
Max Mosley is requiring teams to start using environmentally-friendly technologies on their cars from 2009 in the form of KERS. Meanwhile Bernie Ecclestone has signed a deal with Singapore to hold a race under floodlights, Malaysia looks set to follow and he’s pressuring Australia to do likewise. You have to ask yourself if the pair, … Continue reading Night racing and the environment
The final part of the guide to F1 circuits looks at the new street circuits in Valencia and Singapore set to join the calendar this year. And there are three more new venues set to host F1 races in the next two years – Abu Dhabi, India and South Korea. The Formula 1 calendar could … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 16: 2008 and beyond
I wrote at length about a revealing interview Max Mosley gave recently in which he made this remark: It’s a far more credible championship [calendar] than it was 20 years ago. That’s Mosley’s verdict on the modern Formula 1 calendar. Have a look at how the 2008 F1 calendar compares with the 1988 schedule and … Continue reading 2008 F1 calendar ‘more credible’ than 20 years ago?
The final configuration of the Singapore F1 track has been revealed since this article was published Click here for a map and guide to the Singapore street circuit and click here for a video simulation lap of the track Singapore’s proposed Grand Prix street circuit includes two bridges and three-quarters of a roundabout. (Click image … Continue reading Proposed Singapore F1 street track layout