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Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vettel believes pole was within reach

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was left frustrated after he believed he allowed pole position to slip through his grasp during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Vettel, who has won the last three editions of the event, set the fourth fastest time, just over two-tenths of a second down on pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. But he reckoned a scruffy lap prevented him from emerging on top. "I’m not happy with that final lap, I was pushing a bit too hard and didn’t get it […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lack of power hinders Sutil

Sauber driver Adrian Sutil was left frustrated after a Power Unit issue rendered him unable to progress through the first knockout segment during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Sutil, who has yet to score a point in 2014, was 17th quickest in the session and consequently found himself eliminated from proceedings. "It is a pity that qualifying was not as good as we expected," he said. "But on the other hand, we have had issues with the power unit and the energy management since […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hamilton surprised by rivals pace

Lewis Hamilton admitted he was surprised by the pace of Mercedes's rivals during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton claimed pole position for the race, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg, but the pair were only a couple of tenths ahead of Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Williams's Felipe Massa close behind. "[It was] quite an exciting session, wasn’t expecting to see how close everyone was, good laps in Q1 and Q2," he said. "Ferrari [was] very […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rosberg: Seven thousandths is nothing!

Nico Rosberg joked that seven-thousandths of a second is 'nothing' after that margin was the difference between him and Lewis Hamilton, after the Brit beat him to pole in Singapore. Rosberg claimed provisional pole but was promptly usurped by Hamilton, who recorded the fastest time by 0.007s. "Seven thousandths when I think back at the lap is nothing! "A little bit here or there - it's like 'come on I could have done it’ but that’s how it is and Lewis did a great job […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Raikkonen laments engine problem in Q3

Kimi Raikkonen was left to lament an engine problem which scuppered his progress during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Raikkonen had been a frontrunner throughout the session but as he was set to begin his final flying lap, an engine issue affected his F14T and he was forced to return to the pits. Raikkonen's first lap nonetheless left him seventh on the grid. "We struggled a bit at the beginning of the weekend, this morning we changed the car and it was to my […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hamilton snatches pole from Rosberg in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during a thrilling conclusion to Saturday’s qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton locked up into the first corner on his final flying lap in Q3 but was able to recover to beat Rosberg by just seven thousandths of a second. The pair were only sixth and seventh following their first runs in Q3 but Rosberg hit the front, before Hamilton lowered the benchmark further. Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel locked […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alonso tops final Singapore session

Fernando Alonso set the fastest time during the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Alonso’s time of 1:47.299 was 0.051s clear of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, while Nico Rosberg – who led the way during early running on Prime tyres – was third. Jean-Éric Vergne put in a late lap to claim fourth position, with reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel in fifth place. Lewis Hamilton had a scruffy session as he suffered a half-spin and ran wide on his hot […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

As it happened: Singapore GP qualifying

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Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Williams sure of Singapore progression

Williams pair Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas believe that their positions during free practice for the Singapore Grand Prix do not reflect the squad's potential for this weekend's race. Massa was 17th fastest while Bottas was over half a second further back in 18th, with the Brazilian almost two seconds down on pace setter Lewis Hamilton. But both drivers are sure of improvements prior to Saturday's qualifying session. "It was a very difficult day today as we were struggling a lot to balance the car […]

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Maldonado 'not even pushing' before crash

Pastor Maldonado accepted blame for crashing out of Friday's second practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix - but revealed that he wasn't even pushing at the time of the accident. Maldonado lost control of his Lotus E22 at turn 10 and suffered an impact with the wall which damage the front right corner of his car. The crash ended his session prematurely and believes that the loss of performance on the Option tyres contributed to his problems. "I just lost the car," Maldonado is […]

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Perez anticipating close qualifying battle

Force India racer Sergio Perez reckons that every tenth of a second will be vital in what is likely to be a close battle during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Force India is currently involved in a scrap with McLaren for fifth position in the Constructors' championship, with the Silverstone-based squad trying to overturn a one point deficit. Perez was eighth quickest in second practice around the streets of Marina Bay and reckons Force India must find some extra time in order to fully […]

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Hamilton searching for lost performance

Lewis Hamilton says he is hoping to recover lost performance in his Mercedes W05 prior to Saturday's qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton was fastest during Friday's second practice session but believes that changes made between the two sessions had a negative impact on the handling of his Mercedes W05 Hybrid. "Today was a work in progress," he said. "We made some changes between first and second practice and, whether it was those changes or the track itself, the balance didn't feel right. […]