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  • Aragon MotoGP: Marquez closes on sixth title with win
    on 22/09/2019 at 11:56

    The Honda rider, making his 200th grand prix start, nailed his launch off the line and was already a second clear of the field by the end of the first lap, with no one offering up even a hint of a challenge to his imperious pace.Fabio Quartararo slotted in behind Marquez off the line on the Petronas Yamaha, with Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller jumping to third ahead of the works Yamaha of ...Keep reading

  • Aragon MotoGP - the race as it happened
    on 22/09/2019 at 10:57

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  • Live: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix | RaceFans Live
    on 22/09/2019 at 10:30

    Follow the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

  • Mercedes needs "enormous" pace difference to beat Leclerc
    on 22/09/2019 at 10:20

    Leclerc surprised Mercedes and Red Bull by putting his Ferrari on pole position, although Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will line up alongside him.Hamilton has hounded Leclerc in the past two grands prix but such relentless pressure comes at a bigger cost in Singapore, which is a long race that takes its toll on the drivers, cars and tyres.Wolff said: "I think it's more difficult here ...Keep reading

  • Aragon Moto3: Canet fights back with dominant win
    on 22/09/2019 at 10:20

    Canet's title run took two massive hits in the past two races, after the Spaniard was collected by Albert Arenas at Silverstone and then retired with a bike problem at Misano.But he dominated at Aragon and, with Dalla Porta only finishing 11th, he is only two points behind the Italian with five races left to run.Canet led from pole position and was able to break away from the field early ...Keep reading

  • Renault: Ricciardo "microsecond" MGU-K spike caused by kerb strike
    on 22/09/2019 at 09:44

    Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul claims the MGU-K issue that led to Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from Singapore qualifying was caused by a kerb strike and lasted just one microsecond

  • Haas data mismatch prompts Grosjean spec experiment
    on 22/09/2019 at 09:34

    After a tricky opening day of practice at the Marina Bay circuit, Haas elected to revert to the floor, bargeboard and rear wing package it used for the first race of the season on Grosjean's car – while sticking with the latest front wing.Although a lack of preparation time meant the French driver could not extract the most from the package and he got knocked out in Q1, he is adamant the ...Keep reading

  • Ferrari didn’t just get lucky, says Wolff | 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
    on 22/09/2019 at 09:11

    Ferrari's surprise pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix showed they must never be discounted, says Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.

  • MGU-K issue gave Ricciardo 0.000001s advantage
    on 22/09/2019 at 09:08

    Following the session, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer reported that Ricciardo's car had exceeded the MGU-K power limit of 120kW during Q1.Renault made it clear that the power spike created an advantage of just one microsecond, and pointed out that it didn't occur on the lap which actually got Ricciardo from Q1 to Q3.However, after meeting team representatives Alan Permane and Remi Taffin ...Keep reading

  • Singapore GP Qualifying Recap: Leclerc takes stunning pole for Ferrari
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:58

    Charles Leclerc claimed his third consecutive pole position for Ferrari, taking both the Mercedes and Red Bull teams by surprise ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. Leclerc outpaced Hamilton by 0.19s seconds to clinch the pole despite losing control of the car on several occasions, according to the Frenchman. Sebastian Vettel had held the provisional pole position after the first runs in Q3, but both Hamilton and Leclerc improved on their times during their second runs to claim the front row of the grid. It was expected that Ferrari would struggle around the streets of Singapore, but both Ferrari drivers made significant progress with the setup of the car during the course of the race weekend. Leclerc was strongest in the first sector, where Ferrari is able to maximise its power advantage. That said, Leclerc did have to put in the work to fend off Hamilton in the next two sectors where Mercedes appears to be the stronger car. Vettel aborted his second run after making an error which meant his time would not improve. The German will be starting from third position. Vettel said that he had “peaked too early in the session,” and that his lap “should have been better”. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had been hoping to be stronger and challenge the front row of the grid, but finished in fourth place, just under 6 tenths off Leclerc’s time. Valtteri Bottas initially showed some good pace but failed to improve on his Q2 time and had to settle for fifth place in the second Mercedes. Alex Albon impressed on his first visit to Singapore, claiming sixth place in the second Red Bull. Carlos Sainz finished seventh fastest for McLaren ahead of the Renaults of Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg. Lando Norris claimed the last spot in the top ten for the second McLaren. Sergio Perez qualified in eleventh position but will drop five grid places with a penalty following a gearbox replacement. That moves Antonio Giovinazzi up a position, and he’ll start ahead of the Toro Rosso of Pierre Gasly. Kimi Raikkonen damaged his front wing on his first run out in Q2 and was unable to improve on his second run. Magnussen will start the race behind him with Daniil Kvyat, Lance Stroll, Romain Grosjean, George Russel, and Robert Kubica rounding out the grid. UPDATE: Daniel Ricciardo has been excluded from the qualifying results for exceeding the MGU-K power limit during Q1. The post Singapore GP Qualifying Recap: Leclerc takes stunning pole for Ferrari appeared first on F1 Madness.

  • F1: Szafnauer fears F1 will lose its appeal
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:57

    Racing Point boss, Otmar Szafnauer fears that some of the 2021 regulation changes to F1 could see the sport lose its claim to be the 'pinnacle of motorsport'.

  • Revealed: The changes that transformed Ferrari in Singapore
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:36

    A significant upgrade package helped Charles Leclerc claims his third pole position in a row at a circuit most expected to be the domain of Mercedes and Red Bull.It is part of Ferrari's pursuit of greater peak downforce, an area it has been weaker in that Mercedes and Red Bull this season.Greater aerodynamic efficiency and a powerful engine made it a major factor at power-sensitive ...Keep reading

  • Paddock Diary: Singapore Grand Prix day three | 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:36

    In a packed day in Singapore, Dieter Rencken talks to the bosses of F1's newest race, the potential new team on the grid for 2021 - and FIA president Jean Todt.

  • Verstappen lacks the "speed to attack" in Singapore
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:20

    At a track where many expected Red Bull to shine, Verstappen earned fifth in Q1, fourth in Q2 and fourth in Q3, 0.6 seconds behind Ferrari's polesitter Charles Leclerc.“Of course I’m disappointed with the result,” the Dutch driver said. “At the moment I don’t have a clear answer on why.“Yesterday [Friday] felt alright, but not amazing. Some corners we were lacking and we ...Keep reading

  • Verstappen: No “easy fix” for Red Bull’s start problems | 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:20

    Max Verstappen says the start problems Red Bull have had in recent races still haven't been solved, and doubts Singapore's new DRS zone will help him gain places.

  • Wolff: Mercedes needs "enormous" F1 Singapore pace to beat Leclerc
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:16

    Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff expects it to be "really difficult" to overtake Singapore Grand Prix polesitter Charles Leclerc without an "enormous" pace differenc

  • Bottas says unplanned Hamilton move hurt him in Q3
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:04

    Mercedes had a particular issue with tyre warm-up, with the drivers requiring a faster out lap than most of their rivals in order to get tyres up to temperature.In the build-up to his final run in Q3, Bottas was trying to make a gap for himself while keeping up sufficient speed to maintain tyre temperature when he was unexpectedly passed by Hamilton.That forced him to slow to create a gap ...Keep reading

  • How upgrades made Ferrari's shock Singapore GP pole possible
    on 22/09/2019 at 08:02

    Ferrari's surprising performance in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying caught Mercedes out with a "big step", as its latest Formula 1 upgrade made it a "force to be reckoned with"

  • Aragon MotoGP: Vinales fastest in damp warm-up
    on 22/09/2019 at 07:59

    Although a dry line quickly emerged during the 20-minute session, no riders used slick tyre, with the medium-compound wet tyre proving the rubber of choice for most riders.Vinales became the first rider to breach the two-minute barrier with a little over a minute to go when he posted a 1m59.524s, knocking KTM's Mika Kallio off the top spot.Crutchlow then grabbed the top spot with a ...Keep reading

  • Redding keeps clear of Brookes in warm-up
    by 79914 on 22/09/2019 at 07:55

    Scott Redding keeps his perfect record of topping every session so far at Assen ahead of the start of the BSB Showdown.

  • Assen BSB - Warm-up Results
    by 79914 on 22/09/2019 at 07:46

    Full warm-up results for Round 10 of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Assen.

  • Bottas: Maybe Hamilton thought I slowed down “just for fun” | 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
    on 22/09/2019 at 07:12

    Valtteri Bottas says he doesn't understand why Lewis Hamilton overtook him immediately before they started their final flying laps in qualifying.

  • Bottas: Unplanned Hamilton move hurt Singapore GP qualifying
    on 22/09/2019 at 07:08

    Valtteri Bottas says an unplanned passing move by Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton hurt his Q3 run in a "messy" Singapore Grand Prix qualifying

  • Ricciardo Has Been Disqualified From Qualifying In Singapore
    on 22/09/2019 at 07:01

    The Aussie will now have to start from the back of the grid thanks to a problem with his Renault's MGU-K

  • Morning After: Where Did That Come From?
    on 22/09/2019 at 06:59

    From completely out of it on Friday to front-running on Saturday, Charles Leclerc and Ferrari have enacted a remarkable turnaround in Singapore. Well, so much for Max v Lewis. About as wrong as I’ve ever been in forecasting a race weekend after Friday, Saturday saw Ferrari finally come to play at a non-power track, with Charles Leclerc taking his third pole position in as many races row. Whatever changes they made overnight on Friday, clearly they unlocked the upgrades brought here to Marina Bay, and in so doing the Scuderia seems to have finally produced the car we were all promised six months ago in Barcelona. Of course, Sunday hasn’t been decided yet – and it remains to be seen if the SF90 can manage its tyres well over a race distance – but at the very least it’s made this an exciting race in prospect, not to mention the rest of the season. Between the Ferraris, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, we could have a four-way fight here in Singapore, and really, you can’t ask for much more than that. Quick Hits While P3 and a shade over two tenths off is by no means bad, Sebastian Vettel’s day could still have gone a lot better. He was the only driver not to improve on his initial time in Q3, once again coming up short when it mattered. Tough luck for Daniel Ricciardo, who was disqualified after his MGU-K exceeded the power-flow limit in Q1. Another frustration in a year full of them. Interesting to hear Helmut Marko has ruled out Daniil Kvyat from rejoining Red Bull in 2020. I guess this means he’s a lock for the seat then? Sunday Race Strategy Preview, Courtesy of FOM and Pirelli (Click to zoom)

  • Hulkenberg: I respect racing on ovals but it’s not my thing
    on 22/09/2019 at 02:50

    Nico Hulkenberg has turned down an offer to drive for McLaren in the British marque’s first full Indycar season next year as he appears to have arrived at the end of the road of his Formula 1 career. “I have a lot of respect for those who race on ovals, it’s just not my thing,” said the German, after McLaren boss Zak Brown revealed the failed talks in Singapore. Earlier, the Renault refugee had also ruled out Formula E, saying the all-electric series is “not exactly exciting.” for him. “Formula 1 blood flows in my veins,” insisted Hulkenberg who has not celebrated on an F1 podium in his 170 Grand Prix starts since he made his F1 debut in Bahrain back in 2010. The 32-year-old has already missed out on the Haas seat where he was expected to go, while Antonio Giovinazzi looks set to keep his Ferrari-promoted seat at Alfa Romeo. Giovinazzi’s father Vito has apparently been telling people in the paddock that his 25-year-old son has already signed up for 2020. “Don’t ever believe a father,” Hulkenberg laughed. “They sit here all day, talking and drinking a little and talking a little more. I’m calm. Let’s see what happens.” He also revealed in Singapore that Red Bull’s Helmut Marko had told him to stop phoning because the team did not have him in their plans for the future. “Hulkenberg is hard to imagine for Red Bull,” Marko told in Singapore. “We look at the external options, but no one would be a significant improvement.” Hulkenberg told Sky Italia: “There is still a realistic possibility of staying in Formula 1. It’s difficult to talk about specifics, because as you can imagine that’s private details. But everyone knows what places are available. Right now I am still totally focused on Formula 1.” Last and perhaps least is a return to Williams.

  • Colton Herta, Steinbrenner to move to Andretti Autosport
    by 90865 on 22/09/2019 at 00:03

    Andretti Autosport confirmed that Colton Herta and George Michael Steinbrenner IV will join the team for 2020.

  • Felix Rosenqvist unpleased with qualifying penalty
    by 90865 on 21/09/2019 at 23:47

    Chip Ganassi Racing rookie Felix Rosenqvist was visibly livid after seeing his pole shot evaporate after a penalty.

  • Qualifying Results - Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
    by 90865 on 21/09/2019 at 22:47

    Qualifying results of the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Laguna Seca, round 17 of the NTT IndyCar Series Season.

  • Colton Herta uncatchable at Laguna Seca for Firestone GP pole
    by 90865 on 21/09/2019 at 22:28

    It was a familiar name up front with Colton Herta taking the pole for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Lagnua Seca.

  • Rosenqvist pips Newgarden in final Laguna Seca practice
    by 90865 on 21/09/2019 at 18:27

    Felix Rosenqvist rose to the top this morning after placing second in both sessions yesterday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

  • Lorenzo not tempted to follow Zarco's example
    on 21/09/2019 at 16:41

    Zarco requested his two-year KTM deal be terminated early last month as he failed to find any form on the RC16, with the Austrian team sensationally announcing he would be dropped from its line-up ahead of this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix.Lorenzo has endured a similarly miserable time in his debut Honda season, with the triple MotoGP world champion yet to register a top 10 finish in a year ...Keep reading

  • Espargaro "almost crashed three times" tailing Marquez
    on 21/09/2019 at 15:54

    Espargaro tucked in behind Marquez's Honda for his final flying lap, and produced a time of 1m47.733s which put him briefly on the front row in third.He was quickly shuffled back to fifth, but it still represented his best qualifying effort since the 2017 Japanese GP.Commenting on the lap, Espargaro says he suffered a lot of front-end chatter chasing Marquez as he was pushing the bike ...Keep reading

  • Takuma Sato to return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan for 2019
    by 90865 on 21/09/2019 at 15:38

    Takuma Sato will be back for a third consecutive season with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

  • Redding bolts to Assen pole position
    by 79914 on 21/09/2019 at 15:14

    Scott Redding takes pole position at Assen in preparation for his charge in the BSB Showdown