30 September


“Not talented enough to become a comedian”


Hinwil, 30th September 2010 – Kamui Kobayashi, who was only yesterday, Wednesday, in Tokyo to be appointed as an honorable international ambassador as “Sports Tourism Master” by the Japan Tourism Agency, which belongs to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, is looking forward to his home race, the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka on October 10th.
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29 September


JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


September 29, 2010
If the Singapore Grand Prix represents everything that’s new and shiny about Formula 1, the next round in Japan is definitely Old Skool with no artifice required in the shape of artificial lights or Safety Cars to create a great motor racing weekend.
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Mike Gascoyne Signs Five Year Deal

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29 September 2010
In a strong statement of intent about the aspirations of Lotus Racing, soon to become Team Lotus, an announcement has been made today that Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne has signed a five year deal, tying him to the Anglo / Malaysian squad until at least 2015.
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28 September


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 2010
Q&A WITH TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, SAM MICHAEL
Q: What's your reaction to the 20-second penalty given to Nico Hulkenberg following a post-race protest by Force India?
SM: The team accepts the decision made by the FIA stewards.
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27 September


Lotus Racing, Group Lotus and Proton


27 September 2010
SM Nasarudin, Kamarudin Meranun and Tony Fernandes, the three shareholders of Lotus Racing, announced on Friday 24th September that Team Lotus is back in Formula OneTM from 2011. Lotus Racing has competed in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship under licence from Group Lotus parent company Proton, and today Lotus Racing Chief Executive Officer Riad Asmat shed more light on why Team Lotus is coming back for the first time since 1994 in the 2011 Championship.
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Pirelli announces Pedro de la Rosa as Test Driver


Milan - 27 Sep 2010 13:48 UTC
Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa will replace Nick Heidfeld as Pirelli’s official test driver, as the legendary Italian firm gears up for its Formula One return.
Heidfeld was recently appointed as a race driver for Sauber over the remainder of this season after carrying out the initial tests with Pirelli’s new Formula One tyres. He was replaced by Frenchman Romain Grosjean at Monza last week, who will continue to test for Pirelli alongside de la Rosa.
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26 September


RED BULLS SHINE IN SINGAPORE WITH DOUBLE PODIUM


Sunday, 26 September 2010
Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 2nd
“Towards the end of the first stint my soft tyres were pretty much finished, so the car was sliding a lot. We came in on the same lap as Ferrari and unfortunately I made a little mistake at the pit stop; otherwise I think it would have been very close. That’s the story of the whole race.
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday


26 september 2010
Robert Kubica, P7
Fastest lap: 1:49.255 Started on option.
Pit stops: Lap 32, 30.441 (prime); Lap 45, 31.814 (prime)
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Singapore GP - Up another place for Felipe


Singapore, 26 September – After Force India’s Adrian Sutil was given a penalty by the race stewards, they have handed out another one to the Williams driver, Nico Hulkenberg. This means that Felipe Massa now moves up to eighth place in the classification for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Brazilian Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver thus comes away from a particularly complicated weekend with four points to his name, prior to preparing for the next round, the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place at Suzuka circuit on 10 October.
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Grand Prix of Singapore


26th September 2010
Fourth win of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the second in a row, with all of them obtained by Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard thus takes his twenty fifth victory from 155 Formula 1 starts, the second at this track. Fernando thus joins Jim Clark and Niki Lauda in the list of all-time winners, where he is now sixth equal with these two drivers. Having started last, because of technical problems in yesterday’s qualifying, Felipe Massa was classified ninth. For Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, this is win number 214 from 808 Grand Prix participations, the first at Singapore.
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Singapore GP - Alonso’s brilliant win, Massa’s great recovery


Singapore, 26 September – Fernando Alonso did his championship chances a world of good under the Marina Bay floodlights by leading all sixty one laps of the Singapore Grand Prix to take an incredible win, his fourth of the season, his second at this track. The Spaniard has now moved up to second in the championship, just eleven points off the leader, Mark Webber.
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Round 15 - Singapore GP Race


26 September 2010
Virgin Racing’s Lucas di Grassi finished the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix in 15th place, the only car from the new teams still running at the finish.
The team had opted to start with Timo on Prime tyres and Lucas on Options, and an early safety car meant that Timo would be forced to stay out, while Lucas, like his rivals, could benefit from the opportunity and switch to the longer-lasting Prime tyre.
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Singapore Grand Prix


26 September 2010
A fantastic Singapore Grand Prix ended in spectacular style for Lotus Racing's Heikki Kovalainen after he pulled over on the start / finish straight and put out a fire in his car by himself that brought to an end a battling drive under the Singapore lights. Jarno Trulli had suffered a hydraulics failure on lap 26 which ended his race after both he and Heikki had made very good starts and had been fighting in the midfield in 15th and 16th in the early laps. A double pitstop under the first safety car period on lap three gave them both strong track positions which they both held until Jarno's retirement, and Heikki's eventual race-ending fire.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Singapore Grand Prix Report


26 Sep. 2010
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Fernando Alonso won a thrilling and eventful Singapore Grand Prix with a Bridgestone super soft-medium tyre strategy at the Marina Bay street course.
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AT&T Williams Singapore Grand Prix Race Update


0200Hrs local
Further to a Stewards’ enquiry following the Singapore GP, Nico Hulkenberg was adjudged to have left the track and gained an advantage on the opening lap of the race and has been penalised with a 20s penalty.
His final race classification is thus P10.
Points: AT&T Williams 56 (7th), Rubens Barrichello 39 (11th), Nico Hulkenberg 17 (14th).

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2010 Singapore Grand Prix Report - UPDATED


26 September 2010 - Following a stewards' enquiry the Force India F1 Team's Adrian Sutil was handed a 20 second post-race drivethrough penalty for leaving the track at turn seven on the first lap of the Singapore Grand Prix and gaining an advantage. The penalty demoted Adrian to 10th position.
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AT&T Williams Singapore Grand Prix Race.


SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER, 2010
The AT&T Williams stayed on course with its ambition of achieving double points race finishes and progressing its position in the constructor’s championship after the Singapore Grand Prix today. Rubens Barrichello led the team home in sixth place, while Nico Hulkenberg put up a determined performance from 17th on the grid to finish the race in eighth place*.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


SUNDAY 26/09/10
NO LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03) Pos. 12th
“I am satisfied that I finished the race, but to be honest, it was possibly the most boring race of my career. I was stuck in a train of cars and there was virtually nothing I could do. It should have been a good opportunity for us to score points today, having qualified eleventh, but it went wrong before the start with a coolant leak on the car, which meant I started from pit lane after the others had gone by. At that point, my hopes of having a good day disappeared. At least I managed three overtaking moves. Looking on the positive side, I think our car has improved in terms of performance and it’s not so bad to start last and finish twelfth.”
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03): 8th
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01): DNF
26 September 2010 - The Force India F1 Team picked up further points to add to its 2010 championship tally in today's Singapore Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil put in a fighting drive to eighth position despite starting from 15th on the grid. Adrian moved up through the field thanks to a creative strategy that saw him pit on lap three under the first safety car period. When the rest of the field pitted he moved steadily up the order to secure four points.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was unlucky at its first race in Singapore


Singapore Street Circuit, Sunday, 26th September 2010
Weather: Night race – air temperature 30°C, track temperature 30°C
Race: 61 laps
Track length: 5.073 km
Christian Klien F110-03 #20 retired
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 retired
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT, 26 SEPTEMBER
Nico Rosberg continued his run of points-scoring finishes today with a strong drive to take fifth place at the Singapore Grand Prix from seventh position on the grid. Team-mate Michael Schumacher had a more eventful race with two out-of-sync pit stops compromising his track position and he finished the 61-lap race in 13th place.
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Singapore GP – Race


Sunday, 26.09.2010
Weather: dry, 30°C air, 30-32°C track, 61-70 % humidity
Neither Kamui Kobayashi nor Nick Heidfeld finished the Singapore night race. Kobayashi was stuck for a long time behind Michael Schumacher, and after he had overtaken him he crashed into a barrier. A few laps later it was Heidfeld who was fighting with Schumacher, and who hit the barrier after a controversial manoeuvre by the Mercedes driver.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


Marina Bay circuit, Sunday September 26
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson drove an impressively solid race to bag 12 valuable world championship points, and was unlucky to miss out on a podium finish so narrowly.
Lewis, too, drove a great race. We reckon he has good reason to consider himself rather unlucky, since he appeared to have pulled off a sound overtaking manoeuvre only to be bumped out of the race by the car he’d passed. But I guess that’s motor racing.
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Race Classification


after 61 Laps - 309.316 Kms
2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS NO DRIVER ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 61 1:57:53.579 157.422
2 5 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 61 1:57:53.872 +0.293 157.415
3 6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 61 1:58:22.720 +29.141 156.776
4 1 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 61 1:58:23.963 +30.384 156.748
5 4 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 61 1:58:42.973 +49.394 156.330
6 9 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 61 1:58:49.680 +56.101 156.183
7 11 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 61 1:59:20.138 +86.559 155.518
8 14 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 61 1:59:45.995 +112.416 154.959
9 10 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 61 1:59:46.370 +112.791 154.951
10 7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 61 1:59:46.876 +113.297 154.940
11 12 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 60 1:57:57.619 +1 LAP 154.751
12 17 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 60 1:57:59.746 +1 LAP 154.705
13 3 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 60 1:58:06.513 +1 LAP 154.557
14 16 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 60 1:58:11.029 +1 LAP 154.459
15 25 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 59 1:59:32.061 +2 LAPS 150.167
16 19 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 58 1:55:07.506 DNF 153.275
NOT CLASSIFIED
24 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 49 1:40:25.572 DNF 148.431
22 N. HEIDFELD BMW Sauber F1 Team 36 1:12:33.638 DNF 150.900
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 35 1:10:28.006 DNF 151.065
20 C. KLIEN HRT F1 Team 31 1:03:36.520 DNF 148.211
23 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 30 59:12.025 DNF 154.106
21 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 29 59:14.502 DNF 148.861
18 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 27 1:00:50.278 DNF 134.949
15 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1 2:08.218 DNF 138.588
FASTEST LAP
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:47.976 on lap 58 169.137

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25 September


Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying


September 25th, 2010
Qualifying under the lights at the Singapore Grand Prix saw traffic play a big part in Q1, which ended with Lotus Racing drivers Heikki Kovalainen in 19th and Jarno Trulli 21st.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


25 Sep. 2010
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Fernando Alonso scored the only night pole position of the season after hustling Bridgestone’s super soft compound Potenza tyres around the challenging turns of the Marina Bay street course in Singapore.
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Singapore Qualifying: Team Reaction


Saturday, 25 September 2010
After three solid practice sessions, our grid positions are not what we had hoped for. Still, both drivers have proved that the RB6 is quick around Marina Bay… here’s what the team thought of the night’s action:
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-05, P8, 1:49.520, 16 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-04, P11, 1:50.040, 15 laps
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY


25/09/10
“…two milliseconds per corner!”
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
FP3: Best lap 1.50.067, pos. 14th, 16 laps
Qualifying: Best lap 1.47.666, pos. 11th
Sebastien Buemi (STR5-02)
FP3: Best lap 1.49.949, pos. 10th, 16 laps
Qualifying: Best lap 1.48.502, pos. 14th
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Round 15 - Singapore GP Qualifying


25 September 2010
For the start of the third free practice session for tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix, the circuit was still damp after an earlier downpour, so the track was declared wet, allowing the engineers the possibility of running the installation lap on wet tyres.
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Singapore GP - Ferrari bookends


Singapore, 25 September - Like identical but opposite facing bookends on a shelf, the two Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers have ended up at either end of the grid for Sunday’s 61 lap Singapore Grand Prix.
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Grand Prix of Singapore


25th September 2010
One car at the head of the field, the other at the bottom of the time sheet: that is the bitter-sweet outcome of qualifying for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro in the Singapore Grand Prix. On the one hand there is great regret because of the gearbox problem that meant Felipe Massa was unable to complete a single timed lap in Q1, on the other there is delight at a fantastic pole from Fernando Alonso, the second of the season for the Spanish driver and the Scuderia.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team hopes to continue improving at its first night race


Saturday, 25th September 2010
Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team completed its first night-time qualifying session today in Singapore. Christian Klien will start his first race with the Spanish team from 22nd position, and Bruno Senna qualified 23rd. Both drivers were able to clock their best times of the weekend so far. Before, in the third practice session, both drivers covered 16 laps each at the wheel of the car and kept on gaining experience in Singapore. Bruno Senna ended up 23rd (1.55.367) and Christian Klien finished 24th (1.54.826).
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AT&T Williams Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying.


SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, 2010
With dependable progression for both AT&T Williams drivers into Q3 in recent races, today’s session was positive for Rubens Barrichello and frustrating for Nico Hulkenberg in equal measure. Rubens achieved his season’s best qualifying performance by claiming P6. Nico, who has been consistently quick all weekend on the Marina Bay circuit, endured a difficult pair of runs in Q2 that saw him unable to make the cut into the final session for the first time in five races.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT. 25 SEPTEMBER
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and ninth places for the Singapore Grand Prix following this evening's qualifying hour at the floodlit Marina Bay Circuit. The pair will line up on the fourth and fifth rows of the grid for tomorrow's 61-lap race which starts under the lights at 8pm.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Marina Bay circuit, Saturday September 25
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both Lewis and Jenson performed brilliantly here in Singapore tonight.
We’re within a couple of tenths of the pole, we made a lot of good progress yesterday and today, and we feel we’ve got a very good race car for tomorrow.
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Singapore GP – Qualifying


25./26 09.2010
Weather: dry, 28-29°C Air, 27-28°C Track, 79-82 % Humidity
Kamui Kobayashi made it into the top ten qualifying for the fourth time this year. The Japanese qualified tenth for the Singapore night race. His new team mate, Nick Heidfeld, who drove the C29 in Singapore for the very first time, qualified 15th.
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


25 September 2010 - The Force India F1 Team had a difficult time under the lights of the Marina Bay circuit in today's qualifying session in Singapore. Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi eased through to Q2, however the second segment proved more problematic. Adrian's outing was compromised with traffic on his outlap and, with his tyres not up to optimum temperature, could only record the 16th quickest time. Tonio put in a good first run but reported an issue with the front brakes on his second. The Italian posted the 17th quickest time.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:46.541 1:45.809 1:45.390
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:46.960 1:45.561 1:45.457
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.296 1:46.042 1:45.571
4 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.032 1:46.490 1:45.944
5 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:47.088 1:45.908 1:45.977
6 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:48.183 1:47.019 1:46.236
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.554 1:46.783 1:46.443
8 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:47.657 1:46.949 1:46.593
9 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.425 1:47.160 1:46.702
10 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:48.908 1:47.599 1:47.884
11 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.127 1:47.666
12 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:47.984 1:47.674
13 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:48.906 1:48.165
14 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.063 1:48.502
15 N. HEIDFELD BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:48.696 1:48.557
16 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:48.496 1:48.899
17 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:48.988 1:48.961
18 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:50.721
19 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:50.915
20 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:51.107
21 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:51.641
22 C. KLIEN HRT F1 Team 1:52.946
23 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:54.174
24 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro DNF

POLE POSITION LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:45.390 173.287 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:45.390 173.287 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:48.028 15 169.056
2 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:48.650 16 +0.622 168.088
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.000 12 +0.972 167.548
4 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:49.023 18 +0.995 167.513
5 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:49.056 17 +1.028 167.462
6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:49.212 13 +1.184 167.223
7 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:49.304 17 +1.276 167.082
8 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:49.520 16 +1.492 166.753
9 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:49.916 15 +1.888 166.152
10 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.949 16 +1.921 166.102
11 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:50.040 15 +2.012 165.965
12 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:50.053 16 +2.025 165.945
13 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.060 12 +2.032 165.934
14 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.067 16 +2.039 165.924
15 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:50.067 14 +2.039 165.924
16 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:50.868 16 +2.840 164.725
17 N. HEIDFELD BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:51.016 15 +2.988 164.506
18 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:51.027 17 +2.999 164.489
19 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:52.340 14 +4.312 162.567
20 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:53.146 15 +5.118 161.409
21 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:53.297 15 +5.269 161.194
22 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:53.681 17 +5.653 160.649
23 C. KLIEN HRT F1 Team 1:54.826 16 +6.798 159.047
24 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:55.367 16 +7.339 158.301

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Round 15 - Singapore GP FP1 and 2


24 September 2010
A heavy downpour before the start of first free practice for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix meant that the track would be wet for the start of the session, which was to be the first for Virgin Racing’s new reserve driver Jerome d’Ambrosio.
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24 September


Singapore GP - Lots of work on the night shift


Singapore, 24 September – Fernando Alonso ended the first night of practice for the fifteenth round of the World Championship in fourth place, with his Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate Felipe Massa seventh. The three hours of track time were complicated for everyone by the fact that for the first time in this event’s short three year history, the cars tackled the first 90 minutes of free practice on a damp track with puddles and slippery kerbs making it treacherous, especially given that as usual on a street track, run-off areas are in short supply.
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Grand Prix of Singapore


24th September 2010
It was rather a difficult day for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro under the artificial lights of Singapore’s Marina Bay circuit. The first free practice session took place on a track that was still wet from rain that fell in mid-afternoon, which made it something of a struggle to get through the planned programme, centred on evaluating different aerodynamic configurations on the F10.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY


24/09/10
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
“A positive start to the weekend, especially doing a lot of running on high fuel loads in the second session. We should not read too much into my P5 in the first session, which was complicated by the wet track. In the second session I did my quick lap early on, after which the conditions improved, so I am quite confident with the results of the long run. We know the track will improve tomorrow and now we just have to keep on working to follow that development.
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Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


After a late start (in more ways than one) Mark and Sebastian went on to be quickest in P1 and P2 respectively in the first day under the lights of the Marina Bay circuit.

Here’s what they had to say after the first night’s driving of 2010…
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix, Friday


Robert Kubica, R30-05
Free Practice 1: P9, 1:55.672, 11 laps
Free Practice 2: P9, 1:48.855, 15 laps
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team added more valuable experience in the streets of Singapore


Friday, 24th September 2010
Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was back in action today running for the first time ever at night and making its debut in Singapore. It was also the first time here for both drivers of the Spanish team, Bruno Senna and Christian Klien, who were able to keep their cars away from the close barriers and out of trouble. In the morning session, the Austrian did his first 17 laps (2.03.424) and the Brazilian did 23 (1.59.783). In the second practice session, both drivers were able to improve their lap times. Bruno Senna ended up 23rd with a best time of 1.54.725 and Christian Klien finished 24th (1.55.542).
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Singapore GP – 1st/ 2nd Free Practice


Friday, 24.09.2010
Weather: damp track in the beginning, then dry, 29-30°C air, 28-29°C track
Both drivers had to venture into unknown territory during the first two practice sessions ahead of the Singapore night race. While Nick Heidfeld drove the 2010 car and tyres for the first time, Kamui Kobayashi had to familiarise himself with the challenging city circuit.
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice Report


24 September - A day of mixed fortunes for the Force India F1 Team on the opening day of practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, F1's only night race. A wet-to-dry opening 90 minute session saw both Tonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil running consistently in the top ten and ultimately finish inside the top seven, however the afternoon practice proved a little more challenging. Tonio put in a promising performance and completed the usual tyre preparation and set-up work, concentrating on longer runs. Adrian's running was however curtailed prematurely when he ran across a high kerb through the chicane at turn 10 and damaged the suspension, missing out on his final run on the soft tyres.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT
24 SEPTEMBER
Practice for Formula One's only night race began today under the floodlights of the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore.
After a late afternoon rain shower, the track was declared wet for the start of the first session at 6pm. For his first experience of the Singapore circuit, Michael went out on the damp track for valuable track acclimatisation whilst Nico completed an installation lap and waited in the garage until dry tyres were possible with 15 minutes remaining.
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AT&T Williams Singapore Grand Prix Practice


Objectives
• Evaluate new aero components
• Tyre and set-up evaluations

Sam Michael, Technical Director:
Even with the circuit being damp for the majority of the first practice session, we still had a productive day working on set-up and tyres. For both cars we had a new front wing assembly, and only on Rubens car for this race we had a new diffuser to evaluate –all of which are working as expected. Our pace looks reasonable, and qualifying will be about traffic management!
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Marina Bay circuit, Friday September 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This afternoon’s shower showed, for the first time, that this circuit is likely to be very challenging in the wet – the track doesn’t dry out very rapidly and, as we saw this evening, certain parts of the track don’t drain very efficiently. That meant some corners were still damp long after the rest of the track had dried. Coupled with the fact that visibility under the strip lighting makes it hard for the drivers to see where the circuit is drying, a race in wet conditions could be extremely challenging.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


24 Sep. 2010
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre proved to be the fastest on track on the first day of Formula 1’s only night race of the season against the wonderful backdrop of the Marina Bay area of Singapore.
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TEAM LOTUS IS BACK!


Singapore, 24th September 2010
Lotus Racing has today confirmed that the team will be known as Team Lotus from 2011. The migration from Lotus Racing to Team Lotus will take place over the coming months and the renamed team will be the direct successor to the iconic previous incarnation of Team Lotus when they take to the track in the 2011 FIA Formula One™ World Championship and beyond. Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun’s Tune Group has acquired Team Lotus Ventures Ltd, the company led by David Hunt since Team Lotus was last on track, and through that agreement now has full ownership of the historic rights and goodwill of the Team Lotus brand and heritage.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore
POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:46.660 29 +0.627 171.224
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:47.287 27 +0.627 170.223
3 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.690 28 +1.030 169.586
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:47.718 20 +1.058 169.542
5 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.818 28 +1.158 169.385
6 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:48.302 31 +1.642 168.628
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:48.341 28 +1.681 168.567
8 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.679 26 +2.019 168.043
9 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:48.855 15 +2.195 167.771
10 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.889 31 +2.229 167.719
11 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:49.153 32 +2.493 167.313
12 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:49.438 30 +2.778 166.878
13 N. HEIDFELD BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:49.558 26 +2.898 166.695
14 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:49.608 30 +2.948 166.619
15 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:49.896 28 +3.236 166.182
16 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:49.984 11 +3.324 166.049
17 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.191 31 +3.531 165.737
18 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.896 35 +4.236 164.684
19 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:51.878 30 +5.218 163.238
20 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:52.150 22 +5.490 162.842
21 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:53.431 25 +6.771 161.003
22 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:53.526 27 +6.866 160.868
23 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:54.725 27 +8.065 159.187
24 C. KLIEN HRT F1 Team 1:55.542 25 +8.882 158.062

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First Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore
POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:54.589 10 159.376
2 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:54.708 24 +0.119 159.211
3 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:54.827 15 +0.238 159.046
4 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:55.137 12 +0.548 158.617
5 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:55.160 20 +0.571 158.586
6 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.333 12 +0.744 158.348
7 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:55.510 15 +0.921 158.105
8 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:55.523 15 +0.934 158.087
9 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:55.672 11 +1.083 157.884
10 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:55.914 20 +1.325 157.554
11 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:56.090 12 +1.501 157.315
12 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.339 22 +1.750 156.979
13 N. HEIDFELD BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.458 18 +1.869 156.818
14 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:56.598 8 +2.009 156.630
15 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:56.603 12 +2.014 156.623
16 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:56.615 17 +2.026 156.607
17 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:56.840 14 +2.251 156.306
18 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:56.884 9 +2.295 156.247
19 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:57.760 22 +3.171 155.084
20 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:59.034 19 +4.445 153.425
21 J. D'AMBROSIO Virgin Racing 1:59.275 16 +4.686 153.115
22 21 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:59.783 23 +5.194 152.465
23 C. KLIEN HRT F1 Team 2:03.424 17 +8.835 147.967
24 F. FAUZY Lotus Racing 2:05.694 11 +11.105 145.295

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Christian Klien is going to replace Sakon Yamamoto in Singapore


Friday, 24th September 2010
Christian Klien is going to replace Sakon Yamamoto for this race, the Singapore Grand Prix.
Colin Kolles, Team Principal: "It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn't feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and the rest of the Singapore Grand Prix. I hope Sakon gets well soon and is able to drive at his home Grand Prix in Japan."
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23 September


Night fever in Singapore


This year's Singapore Grand Prix may be third time the F1 circus has descended on the tiny island city-state, but its night race status and quirky timetable still make it a novelty for the F1 teams. It's a change from the normal routine and has become one of the most popular races of the year with the teams.
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Pirelli inaugurates its “factory of champions” in Turkey

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Istanbul, 23 September 2010 – Pirelli today inaugurated the “Factory of Champions” at Izmit, the plant where the group will produce tyres for all the Formula One teams for the 3-year period 2011-2013. The Izmit facility, which this year celebrates 50 years’ activity, has housed the Motorsport tyre production line since 2007 and, in synergy with the Research and Development centre in Milan, will become the heart of Pirelli’s Formula One activities.
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22 September


Round 15 - Singapore GP Preview


22 September 2010
“UP ALL NIGHT”
Virgin Racing prepares for the Singapore Grand Prix
Round 15 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship takes the Virgin Racing team back to the Far East this weekend for the Singapore Grand Prix - F1’s one and only night race. Since the inaugural event here in 2008, this race has established itself as one of the most dramatic and atmospheric Grands Prix on the calendar.
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Shedding Some Light On Singapore


When the idea was first proposed for a night race, there was some concern over safety and (obviously) lighting. But the successful debut race in 2008 proved that not only was it more than adequately lit, but the Marina Bay is one to challenge the might of Monaco as the calendar’s most glamorous, spectacular street circuit.
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7-ELEVEN JOINS RED BULL RACING 24/7 IN SINGAPORE


Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Red Bull Racing is pleased to welcome back 7-Eleven as an official team partner for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The agreement means the company’s logo will feature on the bargeboards of Red Bull Racing’s Formula One cars, as well as on the overalls and teamwear worn by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber throughout the Grand Prix weekend.
There are more than 500 7- Eleven stores in Singapore, making it the largest convenience chain in the country.
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Renault F1 Team announces new Russian partner


The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce another successful step in its commercial strategy in Eastern Europe with the arrival of Vyborg Shipyard JSC as a team partner for the final five rounds of the 2010 season.
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Vitaly Petrov: “Singapore will be a new challenge for me”


Vitaly, sum up your feelings after Monza…
Monza was difficult for me because it was the first time I drove there in F1 and the first time with the low downforce. It was difficult to find the right set-up and we had some mechanical problems over the weekend. I didn't feel 100% comfortable to be able to deliver a good result. The two important lessons I learnt from the weekend are first the experience I have drawn from racing on this circuit and the way the car is set up there. Secondly, I finished the race and that is always important so I can use the experience for next year.
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Robert Kubica: “One of the hardest races of the season”


How do you prepare for racing in Singapore?
Singapore is one of the hardest races of the entire season. The circuit layout is very bumpy and you're fighting the car all the time. You're continually in the corners and the only place where you get a breather for a couple of seconds is on the start-finish straight. After this, you also have the strange timetable that means we work late, go to bed late and wake up in the afternoon. You don't feel any difference during the race weekend itself, but each year it has felt a bit strange to come back to a normal schedule afterwards.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIXVIEW


17 September 2010
Sleep? It’s overrated.
The first year we went to Singapore, everyone, including you media types, was worried about not getting enough sleep. Why, we are not sure, given that journalists are often spotted getting back to the hotels when the team personnel are leaving for the track: a special mention here to the English hack who did not check in to his Monaco hotel this year until his final night in the Principality!
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20 September


Virgin Racing signs Jerome D’Ambrosio


20 SEPTEMBER 2010
The Virgin Racing F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed rising talent Jerome D’Ambrosio in an evaluation role for four of the remaining five race weekends of the 2010 season. Jerome will take part in the first free practice session on Friday mornings at the Singapore, Japanese, Korean and Brazilian Grands Prix and the team will be using this opportunity to evaluate Jerome’s potential. Jerome will join existing long term reserve driver Luis Razia who continues in his role supporting the Virgin Racing F1 Team.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, ready for its first night race in Singapore


Singapore, Monday 20th September 2010
After the European season has ended, the next stop on the Formula One 2010 calendar is the Singapore Grand Prix. It’s a unique event, as the drivers race at night through the Marina Bay area of this singular city. The street circuit, which runs anti-clockwise, has a length of 5.073 km and a poor grip level at the beginning of the weekend. The lack of run off areas and having the barriers so close force the drivers not do a mistake on this very bumpy track. The car suspensions must be softer than normal to have as much grip as possible at the many slow and sliding turns.
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Singapore Grand Prix Preview


24 - 26 September 2010
20 September 2010 - The Singapore Grand Prix will be the first race of a quintet of flyaway races that will bring the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship to a close. With the drivers' title hunt still alive and the constructors' championship more competitive than ever before, Singapore is poised to bring an exciting twist to the series' denouement.
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Esteban Gutičrrez appointed test and reserve driver for 2011


Hinwil, 20th September 2010. Sauber Motorsport has signed up the 19-year-old Mexican Esteban Gutičrrez as its Formula One test and reserve driver for 2011. Gutičrrez has already worked with the team during the 2010 season as an affiliated driver. In November he will be in the cockpit of the C29 for the test drives following the season final in Abu Dhabi. He gleaned his first Formula One experience behind the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09 at the Young Driver Days in Jerez in December 2009.
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17 September


AT&T Williams Singapore Grand Prix Preview


Sam Michael, Technical Director
Previous Williams cars have been competitive around Singapore’s street circuit so the FW32 should be as well. With some further upgrades for the car which should improve our recent good form further, we're looking to have both drivers in the top ten in qualifying and then fighting for points in the race. As the season has progressed, the level of competitiveness throughout the grid has increased with closer lap times across the board. We don’t anticipate this race to be any different.
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Preview – Singapore Grand Prix


15th of 19 World Championship rounds, 24th - 26th September 2010
Hinwil, 17th September 2010 – With a new, but familiar, driver on board and a significant aerodynamic update to the car, the team heads to the spectacular night race in Singapore. Kamui Kobayashi is especially looking forward to going to Asia, while Nick Heidfeld has been starved of racing recently so just wants to get back behind the wheel. The race at the atmospheric Marina Bay Circuit, 24th to 26th of September, marks the starting gate for the last five races of the season for which Formula One leaves Europe for 2010.
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2010 SINGAPORE Grand Prix preview

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Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“In just two years, the Singapore Grand Prix has become one of the highlights of the Formula 1 calendar. The broadcast footage of the cars racing around in the fading evening light, against the glittering backdrop of the city, has set new standards in televised sport. I believe this race has shown the sport how it needs to move forward, and I’m sure that any new venue that joins the grand prix calendar will be able to learn and benefit from the levels of excellence set by the Singapore organisers.
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2010 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT
24-26 SEPTEMBER
Round 15 of the 2010 Formula One World Championship takes the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team to Singapore for the season's only night race. First held in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix has been a resounding success with the 5.073km Marina Bay Circuit lit with 1500 light projectors to illuminate the track and facilitate the 20:00 race start time.
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16 September


Pirelli encouraged by latest tests at Jerez


Jerez - 16 Sep 2010
As Pirelli gears up towards its first Grand Prix in 20 years next season, the intensive test programme has continued at Jerez in southern Spain with Nick Heidfeld at the wheel of the Toyota TF109 used for Pirelli’s pre-season development. Giorgio Pantano also drove the new GP2 car at Jerez, which will run on Pirelli rubber from next year as well.
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14 September


Italian Grand Prix - Review


TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 2010
Q&A With Technical Director, Sam Michael
Q: How satisfying was it to get two cars into the points at the Italian Grand Prix?
SM: It was a good result, one which shows that we are making solid progress with the whole car package. The FW32 was competitive among the top runners, as demonstrated by Nico's fastest lap time, which was just 0.4seconds off the quickest.
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Nick Heidfeld replaces Pedro de la Rosa


Hinwil, 14th September 2010 - Sauber Motorsport announces a driver change: From the Singapore Grand Prix, 23rd to 26th of September 2010, until the end of the season Nick Heidfeld will be driving the second C29 alongside Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi. Thirty three-year-old Heidfeld from Germany replaces Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa (39). The team’s contract with Nick Heidfeld comes into effect on Friday, 17th September.
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12 September


Italian Grand Prix


12 September 2010
Lotus Racing will move on to the Singapore Grand Prix having had a strong weekend that unfortunately did not repay the team with the race result they had hoped for. Heikki Kovalainen finished the race in 18th and Jarno Trulli recorded a DNF. Jarno had made a good start and was comfortably leading the other new teams until a gearbox failure on the 46th lap forced him to pull over.
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Round 14 - Italian GP Race


12 September 2010
Monza is one of the greatest race tracks in the world and today it lived up to its heritage. A Ferrari victory pleased the Tifosi and Virgin Racing finished first out of the new teams.
At the start, Timo got away very well from the back of the grid passing five cars to slot in behind the Lotus of Jarno Trulli. Lucas was able to pass Heikki Kovalainen to tuck in behind Timo, although the Finn was able to retake the position a few laps into the race.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


SUNDAY 12/09/10
FRUSTRATING FAREWELL TO EUROPE
Sebastien Buemi (STR5-02) Pos. 11th
“It was a positive performance, but a bit frustrating to miss out on the points. I lost some time around the pit stop, maybe we did it a bit early and I came out behind Barrichello.
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ITALIAN JOB WELL DONE


Sunday, 12 September 2010
Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 6th
“Our strategy was a risk today – if it works then you’re the king and if it doesn’t you can be the idiot! Fortunately it worked and the team did a great job. I had a bad start and lost a lot of ground. It was difficult to pass from there, as unfortunately we don’t have extra speed on the straights, so we had to fight in the corners as well as we could.
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2010 Italian Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P8
Fastest lap: 1:24.560
Started race on options
Pit stop: Lap 33, time in pits: 23.907 (prime)
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Grand Prix of Italy


12th September 2010
Third victory of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, once again courtesy of Fernando Alonso, with Felipe Massa bringing home an absolutely brilliant third place. The drivers stood on the podium in the same positions from which they had left the starting grid, but in between there was plenty of excitement and a very close contest throughout the race. This is win number 213 from 807 Grand Prix participations for the Scuderia, the eighteenth in the Italian Grand Prix. For Fernando, it was win number twenty four in Formula 1, his second at the Monza circuit. Thanks to the 25 points he collected today, the Spaniard finds himself third in the Drivers’ classification, 21 points down on the leader, while Felipe, making his fourth podium appearance this season, consolidates his sixth place. The Scuderia is still third in the Constructors’ classification, 60 points off the leader.
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Italian GP - Prancing Horse gallops to victory on home turf


Monza, 12 September – Fernando Alonso produced a stunning drive to give Ferrari its first win on home turf since 2006 and to add to the delight for the thousands of tifosi who filled the grandstands opposite the podium, Felipe Massa was up there too, in third place. McLaren’s Jenson Button joined them for the obligatory champagne spraying having come home second. This great performance is not only the perfect way to end the European leg of the season, but it also reignites the Scuderia’s fight for the championship titles, as Fernando is now third in the Drivers’ table, just 21 points, or less than one race win, behind the leader, while in the Constructors’ Ferrari is still third, but the gap to the leaders has now come down to 60 points.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Italian Grand Prix Report


12 Sep. 2010
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver Fernando Alonso scored his third win of the season after using a soft-hard Bridgestone Potenza tyre strategy in a fast-paced, close and exciting Italian Grand Prix.
Pole-man Alonso lost out to second qualifying Jenson Button (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) at the start of the race, but retook the lead in the pit stops to lead the reigning champion across the finish line by 2.9 seconds. Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro) finished third, just 1.2 seconds behind Button.
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An action-packed race day for Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team


Monza Circuit, Sunday, 12th September 2010
Weather: Sunny – air temperature 25°C, track temperature 36°C
Race: 53 laps
Track length: 5.793 km

Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #20 19th
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 retired
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AT&T Williams Italian Grand Prix Race.


SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 2010
The AT&T Williams team secured a valuable double-points finish in the Italian GP today. Nico Hulkenberg, capitalising on his a strong qualifying performance yesterday, led the team home in a tightly-fought race to P7. His team-mate, Rubens Barrichello, suffered from an early incident, dropping him back into slower traffic and with the field running long first stints, had to wait for an extended period to be released in the pitstops and recover ground. With only a third of race distance remaining, Rubens managed to secure the final points position by finishing in tenth.
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2010 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


Monza, Sunday September 12
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today Jenson drove a truly fantastic race, coolly and consistently absorbing enormous pressure all afternoon, and holding a secure but slender lead until the pitstops.
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2010 Italian Grand Prix Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03): 16th
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01): 12th

12 September 2010 - The Force India F1 Team has finished the Italian Grand Prix with Tonio Liuzzi in 12th and Adrian Sutil in 16th after a tough 53 lap race. After a disappointing qualifying yesterday in which he could not set a flying lap, Tonio made up seven positions from his starting slot and finished just a couple of seconds from the points.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONZA, 12 SEPTEMBER
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher achieved a double-points finish for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza today as the pair came home in fifth and ninth places respectively.
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Italian GP – Race


Sunday, 12.09.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 24-25°C air, 35°C track
The team left Monza empty handed after Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. Kamui Kobayashi stopped on lap one due to a technical problem. His team mate Pedro de la Rosa, who started 15th, finished 14th.
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Race Classification

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after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - Monza
POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16:24.572 240.849
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16:27.510 +2.938 240.695
3 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16:28.795 +4.223 240.627
4 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:16:52.768 +28.196 239.377
5 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:16:54.514 +29.942 239.286
6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:16:55.848 +31.276 239.217
7 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:16:57.384 +32.812 239.137
8 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:16:58.600 +34.028 239.075
9 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:17:09.520 +44.948 238.511
10 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:17:28.785 +64.213 237.522
11 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17:29.628 +65.056 237.479
12 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:17:30.678 +66.106 237.426
13 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:17:43.491 +78.919 236.773
14 P. DE LA ROSA BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16:34.616 +1 LAP 235.784
15 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16:41.580 +1 LAP 235.427
16 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:16:41.994 +1 LAP 235.406
17 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:16:48.751 +2 LAPS 230.535
18 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:16:51.146 +2 LAPS 230.416
19 S. YAMAMOTO HRT F1 Team 1:17:46.321 +2 LAPS 227.691
20 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:16:22.383 +3 LAPS DNF 227.311

NOT CLASSIFIED
J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 46 Laps 1:10:03.145 DNF 227.974
B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 11 Laps 16:58.222 DNF 224.204
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 0 Laps DNF
K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 0 Laps DNF
FASTEST LAP
F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.139 on lap 52 247.861


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11 September


Round 14 - Italian GP Qualifying


11 September 2010
Qualifying for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix took place in hot and sunny conditions in Monza today. This morning’s third Free Practice session went smoothly for Virgin Racing, with both cars completing the runs required by the engineers to determine a good race setup.
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Italian GP Saturday: The Team Reaction.


Sep 11, 2010
Here’s what our drivers and management had to say following Qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix this afternoon.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY


11/09/10
WORKING HARD IN OUR BACKYARD
Sebastien Buemi: “I am reasonably happy with my performance, because I think I got almost the maximum out of the car and I am quite confident that we can have a strong race tomorrow. The important thing is that generally this weekend, we seem to be a bit more competitive than we were at Spa and in previous races, which is a positive step. It proves the updates we brought here are having an effect and that the team is doing a good job. It’s a bit disappointing to be only three hundredths behind Kobayashi, as maybe I could have been thirteenth, but overall it’s not bad.”
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2010 Italian Grand Prix, Saturday


11/09/2010
FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-02, P9, 1:23.209, 20 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-04, P16, 1:23.967, 19 laps
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Italian GP - The right time at the right place


Monza, 11 September – Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in this afternoon’s qualifying session to take pole position in just the right place, this being Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s home race at the Monza circuit. And team-mate Felipe Massa has given the tifosi who are already packing the grandstands real hope of a strong result in tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix as he lines up just behind Fernando, having set the third fastest time.
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Grand Prix of Italy


11th September 2010
First pole position of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, here at the team’s home race, thanks to a fastest lap from Fernando Alonso. Adding to what is a great day for the Maranello team, is the fact that Felipe Massa secured a brilliant third place, so that he will line up right behind his team-mate on the grid tomorrow. This is the Scuderia’s 204th pole and the last time it was fastest in Q3 dates back to the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


11 Sep. 2010
Fernando Alonso handed Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro a home pole position using Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyre in searing hot temperatures at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix.
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AT&T Williams Italian Grand Prix Qualifying.


SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2010
A well balanced Monza-specific aero package enabled the AT&T Williams team to make a positive start to the Italian GP this weekend, momentum that Nico Hulkenberg and Rubens Barrichello managed to carry through into qualifying this afternoon, putting both cars into the top ten for the fifth time this season. In the event, Nico was just piped to 7th place by a hundredth of a second, while Rubens closed out the top ten in tight session.
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A positive day for Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team in Monza


Saturday, 11th September 2010
Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team completed qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix today after a difficult first day in Monza. The Spanish team’s cars performed reliably and both drivers, Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto, managed to run faster than in the morning session. The Brazilian clocked his best lap time of the weekend so far (1.26.847) and will start tomorrow’s race from 22nd position. Sakon Yamamoto was 23rd after a best lap time of 1.27.020. In the morning, both drivers were able to run at constant pace and continue gaining experience in Monza.
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2010 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


11 September 2010 - The Force India F1 Team's Adrian Sutil will start tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix from 11th position following one of the tightest qualifying sessions so far this year. Adrian eased into Q2 but just missed out on a Q3 slot for the second consecutive race by only a couple of hundredths of a second. He will line up on the clean side of the grid alongside Michael Schumacher.
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2010 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Monza, Saturday September 11
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today we saw a really strong qualifying lap from Jenson. He missed bagging what would have been McLaren’s 147th Formula 1 pole position by just a smidgen over a tenth of a second – and, when it’s that close, you’re inevitably just a little disappointed that you didn’t get pole. But Jenson will start from the front row tomorrow and will therefore be supremely well placed to mount a combative yet disciplined challenge for victory.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
MONZA, 11 SEPTEMBER, QUALIFYING
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start the Italian Grand Prix from seventh and 12th positions respectively tomorrow following today's qualifying session at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.
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Italian GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 11.09.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 22-26°C Air, 17-38°C Track
The qualifying results reflect quite clearly the drivers’ different thoughts about their car’s set-up and performance. While Kamui Kobayashi felt quite confident in his C29 and qualified 13th for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Pedro de la Rosa wasn’t satisfied at all with his car’s balance and had to make do with 17th. On tomorrow’s grid he will move up at least one position.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - Monza

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.646 1:22.297 1:21.962
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.085 1:22.354 1:22.084
3 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.421 1:22.610 1:22.293
4 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:23.431 1:22.706 1:22.433
5 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.830 1:22.394 1:22.623
6 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:23.235 1:22.701 1:22.675
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.529 1:23.055 1:23.027
8 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:23.516 1:22.989 1:23.037
9 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:23.234 1:22.880 1:23.039
10 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:23.695 1:23.142 1:23.328
11 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:23.493 1:23.199
12 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.840 1:23.388
13 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.273 1:23.659
14 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.744 1:23.681
15 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:24.086 1:23.819
16 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.083 1:23.919
17 P. DE LA ROSA BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.442 1:24.044
18 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:25.540
19 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:25.742
20 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:25.774
21 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:25.934
22 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:25.974
23 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:26.847
24 S. YAMAMOTO HRT F1 Team 1:27.020
POLE POSITION LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.962 254.444 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.962 254.444 KPH


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A Big Step Forward For Lotus Racing


11 September 2010
Best of the new boys and both cars ahead of Liuzzi's Force India means the Italian Grand Prix qualifying session will go down as a good day's work for the Lotus Racing team. Both Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen's times kept coming down throughout the session and it ended with Jarno starting tomorrow's race in 18th and Heikki 19th.
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - Monza

POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.498 19 252.791
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:22.545 21 +0.047 252.647
3 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.644 15 +0.146 252.344
4 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.648 16 +0.150 252.332
5 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.724 19 +0.226 252.100
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.946 17 +0.448 251.426
7 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:23.082 9 +0.584 251.014
8 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:23.129 18 +0.631 250.872
9 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:23.209 20 +0.711 250.631
10 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:23.303 19 +0.805 250.348
11 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:23.450 19 +0.952 249.907
12 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.673 20 +1.175 249.241
13 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.896 21 +1.398 248.579
14 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.908 24 +1.410 248.543
15 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.909 17 +1.411 248.540
16 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:23.967 19 +1.469 248.369
17 P. DE LA ROSA BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.191 19 +1.693 247.708
18 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:24.439 15 +1.941 246.980
19 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:25.788 14 +3.290 243.096
20 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:25.925 16 +3.427 242.709
21 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:26.434 18 +3.936 241.280
22 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:26.682 19 +4.184 240.589
23 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:27.471 18 +4.973 238.419
24 S. YAMAMOTO HRT F1 Team 1:28.730 14 +6.232 235.036

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10 September


Italian GP Friday: The Drivers' Reaction


Car 5 Sebastian Vettel Chassis No. 5
First Practice: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:23.790, Laps: 27
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:22.839, Laps: 27
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Round 14 - Italian GP FP1 and 2


10 September 2010
The sun shone strongly and both Virgin Racing cars ran fault-free in today’s two Free Practice sessions for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza. In the first session, both Timo and Lucas were able to work through their programme to evaluate a baseline setup for the circuit, where low drag, and hence low downforce, is key. At the end of the session Timo headed the timesheets for the new teams segment, with Lucas less than two tenths of a second behind him.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 10/09/10


Sebastien Buemi
(STR5-02)
“We started the morning with some new components to try on the car, specifically a low exhaust configuration and an F-duct, which we are just beginning to test, even if it still requires a lot of work.
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2010 Italian Grand Prix, Friday


Robert Kubica, R30-02
Free Practice 1: P4, 1:24.120, 25 laps
Free Practice 2: P8, 1:23.709, 32 laps
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team with a difficult first day in Monza


Friday, 10th September 2010
Two weeks after the Belgian Grand Prix, Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team is back in action making its debut in Monza. In the first practice session, both drivers of the Spanish team, Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto, were able to get experience on this high speed circuit. In the morning, the Brazilian ended up 22nd (1.28.256) and the Japanese finished 24th (1.29.870). The second practice wasn’t trouble free as both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers had technical problems.
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Grand Prix of Italy


10th September 2010
The sun shone on the first day of practice for the eighty first running of the Italian Grand Prix, the sixty first to count towards the Formula 1 World Championship. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s weekend got off to a busy start with a packed work schedule, on track and in the garage. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso completed a total of almost a hundred laps at the wheel of their F10s, the Spaniard doing 56 and the Brazilian reaching 42, before having to miss out on the last run planned, because of damage sustained after he went off at the Parabolica.
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Italian Grand Prix Friday Practice


10 September 2010
Race day in Monza will be a year to the day since Lotus Racing received confirmation of their entry to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. The team's performance in today's Free Practice sessions showed how far the team have come throughout the season, and reinforced their position at the head of the new teams. A good day's work on track and in the garage saw Jarno Trulli on home turf finish in 19th, and Heikki Kovalainen 20th.
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AT&T Williams Italian Grand Prix Practice.


Objectives P1 & P2
• Aero set-up
• Tyre evalutions
• Race set-up
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


10 Sep. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to the fastest time of the day under glorious blue skies at the Autodromo Monza for the first day of the Italian Grand Prix.
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2010 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Monza, Friday September 10
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Coming to a high-speed circuit like Monza without the benefit of pre-race testing really sharpens your game. Today, we spent the day running two significantly different bodywork iterations, trying both high- and low-downforce configurations in an effort to understand their effects – not only on a flying lap but across the course of an entire race
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2010 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


10 September 2010 The Force India F1 Teams Italian Grand Prix preparations got underway today at the historic and atmospheric Monza circuit just outside Milan. All the teams prepare unique low downforce packages for this race, and with no testing, there was a lot of work to do.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - Monza

POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:22.839 27 251.750
2 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.915 32 +0.076 251.520
3 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.061 20 +0.222 251.078
4 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.154 22 +0.315 250.797
5 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.210 38 +0.371 250.628
6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:23.415 23 +0.576 250.012
7 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:23.708 31 +0.869 249.137
8 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:23.709 32 +0.870 249.134
9 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:23.852 30 +1.013 248.709
10 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.857 29 +1.018 248.694
11 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:24.181 35 +1.342 247.737
12 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:24.380 36 +1.541 247.153
13 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:24.407 21 +1.568 247.074
14 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.448 29 +1.609 246.954
15 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.517 35 +1.678 246.752
16 P. DE LA ROSA BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.547 32 +1.708 246.665
17 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.785 31 +1.946 245.972
18 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.106 24 +2.267 245.045
19 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:26.204 38 +3.365 241.923
20 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:26.306 41 +3.467 241.637
21 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:26.631 31 +3.792 240.731
22 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:26.676 25 +3.837 240.606
23 S. YAMAMOTO HRT F1 Team 1:29.498 5 +6.659 233.019
24 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 3

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - MonzaPOS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.693 28 249.182
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:23.790 27 +0.097 248.893
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.967 25 +0.274 248.369
4 R. KUBICA Renault F1 Team 1:24.120 25 +0.427 247.917
5 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.129 30 +0.436 247.890
6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:24.446 26 +0.753 246.960
7 V. LIUZZI Force India F1 Team 1:24.512 19 +0.819 246.767
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.543 24 +0.850 246.676
9 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.648 22 +0.955 246.370
10 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.756 26 +1.063 246.056
11 N. HULKENBERG AT&T Williams 1:24.841 28 +1.148 245.810
12 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:24.923 23 +1.230 245.573
13 V. PETROV Renault F1 Team 1:25.292 25 +1.599 244.510
14 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.318 29 +1.625 244.436
15 P. DE LA ROSA BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:25.320 20 +1.627 244.430
16 K. KOBAYASHI BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:25.334 24 +1.641 244.390
17 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.897 19 +2.204 242.788
18 T. GLOCK Virgin Racing 1:26.772 19 +3.079 240.340
19 J. TRULLI Lotus Racing 1:26.898 12 +3.205 239.991
20 L. DI GRASSI Virgin Racing 1:26.956 17 +3.263 239.831
21 H. KOVALAINEN Lotus Racing 1:27.374 14 +3.681 238.684
22 B. SENNA HRT F1 Team 1:28.256 8 +4.563 236.298
23 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:28.516 4 +4.823 235.604
24 S. YAMAMOTO HRT F1 Team 1:29.870 17 +6.177 232.055

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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONZA, 10 SEPTEMBER
The final European race weekend of the season began today at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in northern Italy.
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher focused on evaluating the set-up and balance of their MGP W01 cars which ran in a special low-downforce configuration required for the high-speed nature of the Monza circuit.
Completing 59 laps and 55 laps respectively, Nico and Michael finished in the day in tenth and 14th positions.
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Italian GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice –


Friday, 10.09.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 21-27°C air, 16-39°C track
Apart from the usual preparation work and tyre evaluation, both drivers used the first two free practice sessions on the famous high speed circuit in Monza to try the various options of the low drag aerodynamic package.
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08 September


Ferrari takes note of FIA decision.


Now the team focus on Monza GP.
Ferrari has taken note of the decision of the FIA World Council, relating to the outcome of this year’s German Grand Prix and wishes to express its appreciation of the Council’s proposal to review article 39.1 of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations, in light of what emerged during today’s discussions. Now, all the team’s efforts will be focussed on the next event on track, when the Italian Grand Prix takes place at Monza this weekend.
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World Motor Sport Council 08/09/2010


On 25 July 2010, at the Grand Prix of Germany, the Stewards of the meeting found an infringement by the Scuderia Ferrari to the prohibition of team orders interfering with a race result and then decided to impose a fine of $100,000 and to forward the dossier to the World Motor Sport Council for further consideration.
The Judging Body of the World Motor Sport Council held an extraordinary hearing in Paris on 8 September 2010 to examine this matter.
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World Motor Sport Council 08/09/2010


At an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 8 September 2010, the following decisions were taken:

The 2011 Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:
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Bridgestone Motorsport announce tyre specifications


06 Sep. 2010
Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, is pleased to announce the compound allocations of Potenza tyres for the final four rounds of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
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07 September


Monza, a special place for a special race


This weekend’s fourteenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship takes place in the historic Royal Park in Monza, one of the most beautiful and charismatic venues on the calendar. The Italian Grand Prix will be making its sixtieth visit to the famous track, although it is the sixty first running of the race, which moved to the Imola circuit just once, back in 1980.
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Italian Grand Prix Preview 10 - 12 September 2010


7 September 2010 - The Italian Grand Prix this weekend will be the final race of the European season before the FIA Formula One World Championship embarks on a quintet of flyaway races in Asia and South America. The Force India F1 Team heads to this historic event looking to consolidate the form it showed at the previous event in Spa-Francorchamps, where it secured its third double points finish of the 2010 season.
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Italian GP Preview


Friday 10 to Sunday 12 September, 2010
Monza, Italy, Round: 14 of 19
Sam Michael, Technical Director
Monza is the lowest drag level circuit on the F1 calendar, so the cars are running at very different aerodynamic efficiency levels compared to the normal high downforce tracks. This requires a special rear wing for this race only. Another important aspect of the historic Italian circuit is the kerb riding, something the FW32 will be set up to handle. For this track we have low drag front and rear wings.
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Kamui Kobayashi remains with Sauber Motorsport in 2011


Hinwil, 7th September 2010. Kamui Kobayashi will again line up for Peter Sauber’s team in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2011. The Japanese driver, who will celebrate his 24th birthday on Monday 13th September, has collected 21 World Championship points so far this season and recorded a best race result of sixth at Silverstone. He has made it into the top ten qualifying on three occasions.
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06 September


Italian Grand Prix Preview - One Year In The Life Of Lotus Racing


The Italian Grand Prix at Monza marks the last European race of the 2010 FIA Formula OneTM World Championship. As the Lotus Racing team heads to Jarno Trulli's home country, Jarno and a number of key team members take the time to look ahead to what promises to be another exciting race for the Anglo-Malaysian squad.
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Vitaly Petrov: “Monza is a great track with some famous corners”


Vitaly, you did well to score points at Spa, but do you feel you could have got even more from the weekend?
Yes, it was good to score some points, but we could have done better. Because of my mistake in qualifying, I only started from 23rd on the grid, but we made a good recovery and it was a good race. However, we know that we are capable of finishing much higher. It's good to finish in the points, but we know that sixth place could have been possible.
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Robert Kubica: “Monza is a circuit that can throw up surprises”


Robert, Monza is an important weekend for you. Do you think of it as a home race?
In a way, it is. Poland is my home country but in go-karts, Formula Renault and Formula 3, I always raced for Italian teams and spent over a year living close to Monza, so this whole area holds good memories for me. Looking at my F1 career, this was also the track where I scored my first podium finish in 2006, so it's certainly a very special circuit and weekend.
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James Allison: “Our Spa performance bodes well for the remaining races.”


James, the team was back on the podium at Spa and both R30s were in the points. What was your verdict on the race?
It was obviously a great way to come back after the summer break. It was a very encouraging weekend and bodes well for the remaining six races. Robert was quick right from the start of the weekend and was able to match the pace of the leading cars. To finish on the podium was a great effort and a fitting reward for the whole team. Vitaly also had a strong race and did well to recover from a disappointing qualifying session. He drove aggressively, had a memorable battle with the Mercedes, and managed to pull himself up from the back of the grid to score some valuable points.
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04 September


Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team is looking forward to Monza after achieving the best qualifying result of the year


Monza, Saturday 04 September 2010
The next stopover for the 2010 Formula 1 Championship is at the historical Italian Grand Prix in Monza. It is also the last race in Europe, where Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team has demonstrated it is a reliable team that improves and fights for positions race after race. It is all about speed in Monza and the race is the fastest on the calendar. Top speeds of 340 km/h are possible and consequently cars have to have a very low downforce to maximize their top speed. The brakes are highly demanded and it is important to look after them.
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03 September


2010 SANTANDER ITALIAN Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Even though, on paper, the Monza circuit’s characteristics appear to suit our package, developing a car that performs well on one of the most unique venues on the Formula 1 calendar is no easy job. The low-downforce, extreme high-speed nature of Monza demands its own bespoke aero package – and getting that downforce level correct is not as straightforward as it seems. We require a complex number of mechanical and aerodynamic variables to work harmoniously if we are to provide both Jenson and Lewis with front-running machinery this weekend.
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Preview – Italian Grand Prix


14th of 19 Championship Rounds, 10th – 12th September 2010, Monza
Hinwil, 3rd September 2010 – Top speed is the order of the day for the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, so the two C29s for Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi will be lining up with a special low drag and low downforce aerodynamic package.
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2010 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONZA, 10 - 12 SEPTEMBER
The Italian Grand Prix, the final European race of the 2010 World Championship, takes place at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on Sunday 12 September. One of the most atmospheric venues on the calendar, the original Monza circuit was built in 1922 and today the 5.793km track is the fastest of the year with four long straights enabling the cars reaching top speeds of up to 340kph.
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02 September


Q&A WITH DR. COLIN KOLLES, TEAM PRINCIPAL


1. The Team has improved a lot from the first race in Bahrain until today…
Yes, the team is becoming more and more one unit and we are making progress.
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