30 September


Korean gp preview


Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October, 2013
Yeongam, Korea
Round: 14 of 19

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Korea International Circuit is a challenging track, with Sector 1 being mainly straights and Sectors 2 and 3 being combinations of medium speed corner sequences and some fast sweeping bends. The track is relatively easy on tyres, often aided by low track temperatures, a low circuit roughness and a forwards energy balance. This coupled with an average fuel consumption, albeit higher than normal fuel effect, and an above average pit loss time typically favours a two-stop strategy. This year Pirelli have gone one step harder on the prime compound, electing to bring the medium compound alongside the supersoft. The first Korean Grand Prix was heavily affected by rain but despite Korea's location and therefore high probability for typhoons and tropical storms, it is not forecast to rain this year.
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2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India gets set for the Korean Grand Prix.

Vijay’s Vision
Dr Vijay Mallya sums up Singapore and outlines the team’s objectives for the rest of the season.

Dr Mallya, give us your verdict on the team’s performance in Singapore…
I think the race and strategy went very well for us. Without Paul’s incident we were looking at a potential sixth place finish because he was running ahead of Massa in any case. It shows the vast difference between what happens in qualifying and what happens in the race. We always knew after free practice that we had a bit of race pace and it came through on Sunday.
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KOREAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - Monday 30th September 2013

General
Race Laps: 55
Straight line speed is important
Track is very dusty with low grip in FP1 which increases front tyre graining
The pit lane is also very slippery – in 2012 drainage was improved in the pitlane
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Preview – 2013 Korean Grand Prix



14th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 4th to 6th October 2013

Hinwil, 30th September 2013 – After another encouraging result for the Sauber F1 Team in Singapore, the 14th round of the FIA Formula One Championship, the Korean Grand Prix, is near. While Nico Hülkenberg has fond memories of the Korea International Circuit, Sauber F1 Team driver Esteban Gutiérrez has never raced at the track in Yeongam. As the updates to the C32 are working well, the team is confident of being able to keep up its strong performance in the midfield.
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29 September


Korean Grand Prix Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “Korea’s a good place to race with a good car”
After returning to the podium in Singapore with a superb drive through the field, our Iceman is aiming to keep the good feeling going in Yeongam…

How’s the back?
It’s better than it was on Saturday in Singapore which is when it didn’t feel too good. The important thing was that I was able to race and we did a pretty good job with the podium finish. It’s not the first time I’ve had a problem, as there have been some issues with my back for a long time. For sure, we will have to see how it is when I get out on track on Friday in Korea.
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28 September


Sergey Sirotkin debuts in Sauber F1 Team Formula One car at Sochi

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Sochi, 27th September 2013 – Between the Singapore and Korean Grands Prix the Sauber F1 Team headed to Russia for a first taste of the Sochi International Street Circuit, which will be hosting the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. Sergey Sirotkin drove a Formula One car for the very first time during the show run, which was part of the 12th International Investment Forum. Blasting the C31 along the 700 meters of tarmac that are already finished, Sirotkin was able to get a taste of what lies ahead of him next year.
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PREVIEW: GP KOREA 2013

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SEBASTIAN VETTEL
The track in Korea has a bit of an unusual layout. The long straights all come right at the beginning and the turns at the end. I love the curvy part because it is a lot more fun, whereas the straight lines and sharp turns can be a little boring. They are also our weakness, because we often lack in top speed there.
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‘Front-row’ visibility for Renault Samsung Motors



• The Caterham F1 Team and Lotus F1 Team cars will both feature Renault Samsung Motors branding during the Korean Grand Prix (6 October).
• The two Renault-powered teams have agreed to fly the flag of Renault’s Korean brand on a one-off basis at this weekend’s race.
• The Renault Group has been active in Korea since 2000 through its Renault Samsung Motors brand, which develops and manufactures a number of different models, including the SM3, SM5, SM7 and QM5.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix preview

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Korea International Circuit facts & stats

The Korea International Circuit is one of seven tracks on this year’s calendar to have been designed by German architect Hermann Tilke. It was built in 2010 and it has three distinct sections: long straights in sector one, some fast corners in the middle of the lap and a twisty section towards the end that has a street circuit feel.

Car set-up is a compromise between straight-line speed and slow-corner grip, which is made even more critical by the smooth track surface. For the fourth and final time this year, Pirelli are taking their Medium and Supersoft compounds to the race. The more durable Medium compound is likely to be the better race tyre, but the Supersoft rubber will give the cars more grip over one lap in qualifying.
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27 September


CATERHAM F1 TEAM & RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS AT THE KOREAN GRAND PRIX



Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 27th September 2013

There will be a subtle change in branding at the Korean Grand Prix on both Caterham F1 Team racecars, in the team’s garage and on the overalls of race drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde as the Renault name and Losange diamond will be replaced by the logos of Renault Samsung Motors (RSM).
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22 September


TOUGH CLIMES


2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix - The RaceMarina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Sunday 22 September 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P17 1:53.041
BIANCHI MR02-02 P18 1:52.898

We experienced a tough challenge in today’s 61 lap 2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, a night race first for Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton.
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 22nd September

Kimi Räikkönen drove through the pain barrier to finish in a superb third position, whilst Romain Grosjean felt pain of a different kind after a forced retirement whilst battling for his own potential podium finish in the Singapore Grand Prix. Both drivers put in fantastic performances around the tight confines of the Marina Bay Street Circuit; one of the most gruelling races of the season.
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Singapore GP - Spaniard Sensational in Singapore


Singapore, 22 September – Many believe Fernando Alonso is being fanciful when he says the Drivers’ championship is not decided yet. However, one has to admire his determination after tonight’s incredible drive to second place under the spotlights at Marina Bay. Felipe Massa also delivered a strong performance, taking the chequered flag in the same sixth place from which he started the race. Fernando’s race featured two tyre changes, the Brazilian’s three. The Spanish Ferrari driver also talked about being realistic earlier this weekend and sure enough, the need for realism took its usual form, as Sebastian Vettel was simply on a different planet taking another well-deserved victory for Red Bull. Joining them on the podium, having struggled with back pain for much of the weekend, was Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus.
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Singapore GP - Brave choices


Stefano Domenicali: “I am happy with the performance of the team on a weekend that was not easy for us and on a day when unfortunately, it was the wrong Bull that stopped. Clearly, with yet another win for Vettel, to whom I send my congratulations, the Drivers’ Championship situation is becoming difficult, but until the outcome is a mathematical certainty, we will continue to push. I don’t think we could have picked up many more points today, which all the same have strengthened, albeit only slightly, our position in the Constructors’ Championship. A reasonably clear scenario emerged from Friday’s practice, in which apart from the leaders being very strong, we were also up against Mercedes and Lotus, who were also back to being very competitive here in Singapore. We finished ahead of them in unfavourable conditions and this should motivate us to give it our all over the last six races. We definitely have to be realistic about our chances, even if we have a duty to ourselves and those working in Maranello, to try and score as many points as possible, because we don’t want to give up on doing well in both classifications. We have seen how performance levels can change depending on the circuits and during the coming week we will prepare to tackle the Korea-Japan doubleheader in the best way possible”.
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Vettel dominates Singapore Grand Prix, Raikkonen third for double Renault-Powered podium


-Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix for third consecutive year
-Dominant win for reigning world champion, 32secs ahead of Fernando Alonso
-Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus F1 Team) puts second Renault-powered car onto the podium with third position
-Vettel’s championship lead extended to 60 points ahead of Alonso
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SINGAPORE GP – RACE


Sunday 22 September 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 1st
“It’s just been a fantastic weekend. The start was close, but then we had strong race pace, especially when the safety car came in, and we pushed very hard to try to build up a gap. You never know what’s coming up and what can happen. The last ten laps seemed to go on forever inside the car. I kept my concentration by reminding myself how easily you can make a mistake around here, the walls are close and if you don’t pay enough attention it can go wrong pretty quickly. I focused on hitting the brakes correctly and on saving the tyres. We didn’t expect to be that strong, but it’s a team effort. Everyone is pushing hard and I think the secret, if there is one, is that we love what we do and we’re so passionate. The conditions aren’t great here with the heat, but the team always pushes hard and I think that’s what makes the difference. I’d like to say to everyone working for team that it’s a privilege for me to be driving the car you have built.“
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Singapore Grand Prix - Sunday 22nd September 2013
Weather
Race: Dry; air temp 29° / track temp 31° (start), 29° / 30° (lap 30), 29° / 29° (lap 61) [Read More!]
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix – Race


VETTEL WINS IN SINGAPORE WITH A TWO-STOP STRATEGY

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has taken his 33rd career victory at the Singapore Grand Prix, using a two-stop strategy. Vettel’s victory from pole ensures that the Singapore Grand Prix continues its unbroken record of only ever having been won by world champions. [Read More!]
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Singapore Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03) Race Position: 14th
“My start was not the best and, in an effort to compensate for that, we switched from a two stop to a three stop strategy and I believe it could have paid off in terms of getting me back into the points. However, I then found I was having a lot of trouble just keeping the car on track and my tyres were completely worn out at the end, by which time, I had already been told to back off as the car was overheating. This is always a long, tough race and it felt particularly long for me, as I had no one to fight against in the closing stages, apart from working to keep the car away from the barriers. I always try to look on the positive side and in that respect, the updates we brought here seemed to work and we have learned a lot about the car. Therefore I still believe we can have a strong end to the season, starting in Korea, where I expect the car to work very well.”
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SINGAPORE GP RACE


Sunday 22 September, 2013
Race Notes

. Pastor Maldonado finished 11th with Valtteri Bottas 13th in tonight's Singapore Grand Prix.
. Pastor had a good start and managed the tyres well to finish just outside the points.
. Valtteri had a clutch problem at the start and debris in his front wing which compromised the performance of his car throughout the race.
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2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India came away from Singapore with a hard-earned point as Adrian Sutil finished tenth on the streets of Singapore.

P10 Adrian Sutil VJM06-03
Tyre strategy: New Medium, Used SuperSoft, Used SuperSoft, Used SuperSoft

Adrian: “It was a tough race and exhausting in the end. So it feels great to come away with a point and it’s a small motivation for the whole team. In the closing laps of the race I was catching the train of cars in front of me – Perez, Button and Hulkenberg. I thought I had a chance to get ahead of at least one of them, but as soon as I reached the back of the train my tyres went off. In fact, we were all struggling with tyres and I couldn’t attack anymore because it felt like driving on ice. So I’m happy to take the point and it’s well deserved by the whole team.”
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Sauber F1 Team - Singtel Singapore Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 22.09.2013
Weather: dry, 29°C air, 29-32°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was able to score further points at the Singapore Grand Prix, increasing the tally to 19 in total this year. Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg showed what a fighter he is by claiming P9, despite having to give back a position after leaving the track due to avoiding a collision with Sergio Perez. Esteban Gutiérrez complained about tyre degradation and finished 12th.
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix - Race


Singapore - 22/09/2013
RACE
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished the Singapore Grand Prix in fourth and fifth places respectively this evening.
Nico ran a two-stop strategy of option/prime/prime, stopping on laps 15 and 41
Lewis mirrored this, also running option/prime/prime, with stops on laps 15 and 43
The decisive moment of the race came on lap 25 when the Safety Car was deployed and both drivers stayed out
Pitting would have committed them to a 36-lap stint on a single set of tyres to make the finish
As was seen in the final laps, all but two cars were either forced to pit again or lost significant performance
The team retained P3 in the Constructors' Championship and is now seven points behind Ferrari
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2013 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


Marina Bay circuit, Sunday September 22

“Jenson and Checo both drove great, spirited, combative races here this afternoon”
MARTIN WHITMARSH

Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson and Checo both drove great, spirited, combative races here this afternoon, and the result was a brace of points-scoring finishes for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

“Our strategy involved an element of risk, but that risk was worth taking. After all, the second-placed and third-placed finishers both ran the same strategy – and, although our cars didn’t have sufficient pace to beat them to those podium finishes, our drivers boldly embraced the challenge set by a strategy that required them to attack and defend with an impressive mix of aggression and restraint. [Read More!]
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Race Classification


after 61 Laps - 308.828 Kms
2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 61 1:59:13.132 155.425
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 61 1:59:45.759 +32.627 154.720
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 61 1:59:57.052 +43.920 154.477
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 61 2:00:04.287 +51.155 154.322
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 61 2:00:06.291 +53.159 154.279
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 61 2:00:17.009 +63.877 154.050
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 61 2:00:36.486 +83.354 153.635
8 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 61 2:00:36.952 +83.820 153.625
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 61 2:00:37.393 +84.261 153.616
10 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 61 2:00:37.800 +84.668 153.607
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 61 2:00:41.611 +88.479 153.526
12 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 61 2:00:51.026 +97.894 153.327
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 61 2:00:58.293 +105.161 153.173
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 61 2:01:06.644 +113.512 152.997
15 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 60 1:58:20.259 DNF 154.015
16 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 60 1:59:34.235 +1 LAP 152.426
17 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 60 1:59:41.391 +1 LAP 152.275
18 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 60 1:59:48.515 +1 LAP 152.124
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 60 1:59:48.663 +1 LAP 152.121
20 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 54 1:46:57.222 DNF 153.359
NOT CLASSIFIED
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 37 1:16:11.900 DNF 147.458
D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 23 44:45.493 DNF 155.982
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:48.574 on lap 46 167.940

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RENAULT ENERGY F1 TO POWER CATERHAM F1 TEAM FROM 2014



Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - 22nd September

- Renault will continue to power Caterham F1 Team in 2014 and beyond
- Caterham will use the Renault Energy F1 Power Unit, the V6 turbocharged engine equipped with potent energy recovery systems
- The extended partnership will see Renault and Caterham F1 Team work together for a further three years in F1
- Caterham F1 Team has used Renault power since 2011
- Caterham Cars and Alpine, a brand under the auspices of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, formed a Joint Venture in November 2012 to develop a new range of lightweight roadcars
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21 September


2013 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying


TWO TO THREE PITS STOPS EXPECTED AT THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has clinched his 41st career pole position in Singapore, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre, nominated along with the P Zero White medium this weekend. A performance gap of approximately two seconds between the two compounds means that strategy is wide open for the rest of the weekend. Vettel’s pole lap (his second in Singapore) was 1m42.821s, less than a tenth of a second ahead of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, who qualified second.
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SINGAPORE GP QUALIFYING


Saturday 21 September, 2013

Qualifying Notes

. Valtteri Bottas qualified 16th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix.
. Both drivers went out on the supersoft tyre for their second runs in Q1, with Pastor unable to progress into Q2.
. Valtteri drove a clean lap in Q2 posting a time of 1:45.388 on the supersoft tyre.
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SINGAPORE GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 21 September 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: POLE POSITION, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:44.173)
“It was a strange feeling at the end of Q3. It’s already strange when you stand in the garage with only two minutes left in the session, but much worse when you see the others making their final attempt and there’s nothing you can do! I was watching the sector times closely with Romain, Nico and Mark in particular. Mark started with a purple time in sector one, then Nico went purple in sector two and then Romain, but fortunately my last sector was fast enough to just stay ahead. It’s a great feeling as it could have gone wrong, but I’m very happy with the result. The car has been phenomenal all weekend. Yesterday the gap to the front was a bit of a surprise, but today was a bit more what we expected with the Mercedes being so close.”
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Singtel Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 21.09.2013
Weather: dry, 29-30°C air, 32-34°C track

It was a strong performance by the Sauber F1 Team qualifying tenth and 11th for the Singapore Grand Prix. Esteban Gutiérrez qualified for the top ten for the first time and achieved his best qualifying result in Formula One to date. Nico Hülkenberg was unlucky with the DRS not working properly during a final lap and so just knocking him out of the top ten. However, this is a great position to be in for the race tomorrow, as the long runs looked promising.
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2013 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Marina Bay Circuit, Saturday September 21
“Obviously, our aim is to score some points.”



MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson delivered a typically strong and fault-free performance to qualify about as well as we felt our car was capable of qualifying here this evening.

“Checo, meanwhile, is naturally frustrated not to have made it through to Q3. It’s a tricky circuit and an unforgiving qualifying format, though – so, with so many cars so close to one another in terms of pace, it’s all too easy not to make the Q3 cut.

“Having said that, both Jenson and Checo have shown themselves in many races this year to be well capable of fighting their way through the field from less than stellar grid slots to solid points finishes by flag-fall, and I have no doubt whatsoever that that’s what they’ll both be trying their damnedest to do when the five red lights go out on the Marina Bay starting gantry tomorrow evening.”
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2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix saw Sahara Force India’s Adrian Sutil qualify in P15, ahead of his teammate Paul Di Resta in P17.

P15 Adrian Sutil VJM06-03
Q1: 1:45.960
Q2: 1:45.185

Adrian: “P15 is disappointing because it’s some way off where we were aiming to be. We are just too slow to fight for the top ten at the moment and everyone is working hard to try and understand where we are losing out. All we can do is keep fighting tomorrow and if we do a good strategy we can hopefully gain some places.”
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying

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Singapore - 21/09/2013

QUALIFYING
Nico Rosberg will start from second place for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton qualifying in fifth place.
Nico qualified just 0.091s behind pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel, equivalent to a deficit of less than a car length
Lewis took fifth position with a time of 1:43.254, improving his initial Q3 time by over half a second
Both drivers were able to make two new option tyre runs in Q3 after setting their times on used sets in Q2
This was the 10th race of 13 this season where at least one Mercedes-Benz has qualified on the front row
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - 21st September 2013

Weather
FP3: Dry; min / max track temp 34° - 32°, air temp 30° - 29°
Q1: Dry; min / max track temp 31°, air temp 29°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: VDG 1.48.931, 19th / PIC 1.49.037, 20th
Q1: PIC 1.48.111, 19th / VDG 1.48.320, 20th
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Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)
“That was not an easy session and we had to work harder here to get to Q3 than we did in a few other races where we have managed it. I was a bit disappointed not to get a little bit more time out of my lap in Q3, with Jenson a couple of tenths ahead and it would have been nice to get that. So I think ninth is pretty good all things considered. As for the race, the guys who went out in Q2 might have a little bit of a tyre advantage, so let’s hope that doesn’t have too much influence tomorrow. We will race as hard as we can and hope to stay in the points.” [Read More!]
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IN THE BALANCE. 2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Saturday 21 September 2013
BIANCHI MR02-02 Q1 P21 1:48.830 6 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 Q1 P22 1:48.930 6 laps

Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton continued to lap up the Marina Bay Street Circuit today as their first F1 night race experience continues. They enjoyed a positive third Free Practice session before heading into what was ultimately a slightly more disappointing Qualifying, in which they ended the day in 21st and 22nd positions respectively. [Read More!]
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Qualifying Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:45.376 5 101.132 1:42.905 3 1:42.841 3
2 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:45.208 8 100.971 1:43.892 3 1:42.932 6
3 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:45.851 10 101.588 1:43.957 5 1:43.058 6
4 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:45.271 3 101.031 1:43.727 3 1:43.152 6
5 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:44.196 8 100.000 1:43.920 3 1:43.254 6
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.658 10 101.403 1:44.376 6 1:43.890 3
7 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.115 6 100.881 1:44.153 6 1:43.938 3
8 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.009 8 100.780 1:44.497 3 1:44.282 5
9 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.379 7 101.135 1:44.407 6 1:44.439 3
10 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:45.483 6 101.235 1:44.245 6 DNF 2
11 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:45.381 3 101.137 1:44.555 6
12 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.657 8 101.402 1:44.588 6
13 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:45.522 9 101.272 1:44.658 6
14 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.164 3 100.929 1:44.752 3
15 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:45.960 8 101.692 1:45.185 6
16 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:45.982 7 101.714 1:45.388 6
17 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:46.121 8 101.847
18 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:46.619 10 102.325
19 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:48.111 6 103.757
20 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:48.320 6 103.957
21 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:48.830 6 104.447
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:48.930 6 104.543
POLE POSITION LAP
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:42.841 177.302 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:42.841 177.302 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:44.173 15 175.035
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:44.364 16 +0.191 174.715
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:44.741 18 +0.568 174.086
4 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:44.906 14 +0.733 173.812
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:44.921 14 +0.748 173.787
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.257 13 +1.084 173.233
7 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.500 12 +1.327 172.834
8 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:45.876 19 +1.703 172.220
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.890 13 +1.717 172.197
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.935 13 +1.762 172.124
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.084 15 +1.911 171.882
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:46.147 13 +1.974 171.780
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:46.338 17 +2.165 171.472
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.358 16 +2.185 171.439
15 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:46.660 17 +2.487 170.954
16 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:46.879 16 +2.706 170.604
17 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:46.893 13 +2.720 170.581
18 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:47.249 19 +3.076 170.015
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:48.931 17 +4.758 167.390
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:49.037 18 +4.864 167.227
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:49.182 21 +5.009 167.005
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:49.982 20 +5.809 165.790

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20 September


2013 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


P ZERO RED SUPERSOFT OFF TO A FLYING START IN SINGAPORE

The final street circuit of the season showcased Pirelli’s P Zero Red supersoft tyres and P Zero White medium during the opening two free practice sessions. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel went fastest in the second session, with a time of 1m44.249s on the supersoft. [Read More!]
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Second Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:44.249 34 174.908
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:44.853 30 +0.604 173.900
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:45.258 34 +1.009 173.231
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:45.368 33 +1.119 173.050
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:45.411 18 +1.162 172.980
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.691 32 +1.442 172.521
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.754 30 +1.505 172.419
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:45.778 32 +1.529 172.379
9 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:46.002 27 +1.753 172.015
10 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.025 31 +1.776 171.978
11 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.406 34 +2.157 171.362
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.429 33 +2.180 171.325
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:46.606 33 +2.357 171.041
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:46.808 36 +2.559 170.717
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:46.870 33 +2.621 170.618
16 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:47.287 29 +3.038 169.955
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:47.434 33 +3.185 169.722
18 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:47.761 25 +3.512 169.207
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:49.434 34 +5.185 166.620
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:49.526 34 +5.277 166.481
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:49.619 33 +5.370 166.339
22 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:49.731 30 +5.482 166.169

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Singapore Grand Prix: Friday - Team Reaction


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03)
“We have some new things on the car here and we have spent today getting to understand how they work. I would say they show good potential for improvement. It all went smoothly, so now it’s the usual story of looking at all the data to find the best possible set-up for tomorrow. It’s going to be a long night for everyone, but I am confident that we can come up with something useful. As part of the usual tyre evaluation, I did a long run on the Supersoft and it felt pretty good and I was quite pleased with that. The main area we need to work on for tomorrow is the balance.” [Read More!]
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BRIGHT START. 2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Friday 20 September 2013
BIANCHI MR02-02 FP1 P19 1:52.359 16 laps FP2 P22 1:49.731 33 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 FP1 P20 1:52.673 15 laps FP2 P21 1:49.619 33 laps

We took to the Marina Bay Street Circuit this evening for the first of the free practice sessions for Sunday’s 2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, Free Practice Report



Sahara Force India completed a productive free practice programme in Singapore this evening at the Marina Bay street circuit.

Adrian Sutil VJM06-03

FP1: 1:50.092 P16 20 laps
FP2: 1:46.002 P9 27 laps

Adrian: “It’s encouraging to be back in the top ten and if we can do a similar run tomorrow with the super-soft tyres I think we can aim for the top ten in qualifying. The main thing we need to work on tonight is our performance on the medium tyre because I was more comfortable on the super-softs.”
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2013 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE

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“I’m pretty happy with P7; I wouldn’t mind being P7 on the grid, in fact”

Marina Bay circuit, Friday September 20
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“As always on the Friday of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, the track was extremely ‘green’ in FP1, and that made things rather tricky for everyone early on.

“Indeed, the circuit’s ‘greenness’, and the fact that Friday is always about data-gathering, makes it difficult to say anything definitive about our car’s pace yet, but, having said that, we were reasonably happy with our long runs.

“To sum up, therefore, there are definitely areas in which we can find performance improvements, and our engineers are now crunching the data in an effort to do just that.”
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SINGAPORE GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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Friday 20 September 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:47.885, Laps: 19
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:44.249, Laps: 34
“It was quite busy; it’s pretty hot out there, good fun and a nice place, but for all of us it’s quite hard work. The time we set was a surprise today, I got a good lap in, but I don’t think it’s completely representative. We seem to be quick, but I think Mercedes will be very strong in qualifying tomorrow. I think Turn 10 is the best solution we have with the space that’s available.”
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SINGAPORE GP PRACTICE

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Friday 20 September, 2013

Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up work and tyre testing.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The grip on track was low in FP1, as is normal here. We began by focusing on some mechanical and aerodynamic tests with everything performing as expected. The track improved in FP2 but we still struggled for grip with both cars, especially on the medium tyre. The track will continue to improve throughout the weekend which should help us, but we still need to look at the data tonight to see what else we can do to improve the car heading into FP3 tomorrow.
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Singtel Singapore Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 20.09.2013
Weather: dry, 29-31°C air, 31-33°C track

During the first two practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix both Sauber F1 Team drivers evaluated modified aerodynamic parts. The first analysis is positive. Apart from that, it was a usual Friday evaluating the set-up and balance of the car and comparing the supersoft and the medium tyre compounds, which showed quite a difference. Qualifying will be particularly important in Singapore, as overtaking during the race is tricky on a tight street circuit like this. The drivers and engineers will now focus on finding the right set-up on low fuel in order to qualify well. The team is convinced the Sauber C32 has not yet reached its full potential.
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix: Practice


Singapore - 20/09/2013

PRACTICE
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton began their Singapore Grand Prix weekend at the Marina Bay Circuit this evening.
The two drivers completed a total of 110 laps today across the two ninety-minute practice sessions
Today's programme centred on tyre evaluations and finding a set-up to allow the drivers to attack the street circuit layout
The removal of the Singapore Sling chicane at Turn 10 has cut approximately 1.5 seconds from low-fuel lap times
Drivers No. Chassis No. Practice 1 Practice 2
Nico Rosberg 9 F1 W04 / 03 23 laps 1:47.055 P4 34 laps 1:45.258 P3
Lewis Hamilton 10 F1 W04 / 04 20 laps 1:48.239 P1 33 laps 1:45.368 P4
Weather Hot and humid
Temperatures Air: 29-31 °C Track: 29-33 °C
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX FP1 & FP2



Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - 20th September 2013

FP1 / FP2 Report - Friday 20th September 2013

Weather
FP1: Dry; min / max track temp 33° - 31°, air temp 30° - 29°
FP2: Dry; min / max track temp 30°, air temp 29°
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First Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:47.055 20 170.323
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:47.420 20 +0.365 169.744
3 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:47.885 19 +0.830 169.013
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:48.239 23 +1.184 168.460
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:48.354 18 +1.299 168.281
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:48.355 12 +1.300 168.280
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.362 21 +1.307 168.269
8 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.267 20 +2.212 166.875
9 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.348 23 +2.293 166.752
10 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:49.355 21 +2.300 166.741
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:49.481 20 +2.426 166.549
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.493 16 +2.438 166.531
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:49.510 21 +2.455 166.505
14 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.608 20 +2.553 166.356
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.887 18 +2.832 165.934
16 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:50.092 20 +3.037 165.625
17 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:50.222 17 +3.167 165.429
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.757 16 +3.702 164.630
19 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:52.359 16 +5.304 162.283
20 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:52.673 15 +5.618 161.831
21 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:52.920 24 +5.865 161.477
22 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:53.647 23 +6.592 160.444

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18 September


Preview to the Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay statistics
Length (km) 5.073
Average Speed (kph) 170
Top Speed (kph) 300
% of lap at full throttle 45
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.45
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 68
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17 September


2013 Singapore Grand Prix - Preview


The Singapore Grand Prix, Formula One's only night race, takes place around the Marina Bay Circuit on the evening of Sunday 22 September. The first race at the 5.065 km circuit took place in 2008 and the venue has since firmly established itself as a favourite on the Formula One calendar.
Each previous Singapore Grand Prix has featured at least one Safety Car deployment, with a total of eight in five races
The average corner speed of 135 km/h is one of the season's lowest, with 17 of the 23 corners taken at 150 km/h or less
The average elapsed time of the past five races has been 1hr 58mins, 1.5 times longer than that of Monza
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16 September


2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India gets set for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Vijay’s Vision
With seven races to go, Dr Vijay Mallya reviews Monza and sets his sights on points in Singapore.

A tough weekend in Monza – what was your verdict on the performance?
It was very clear from the first practice session that things were not going our way. We tried different set-ups, but nothing really worked. That also showed in qualifying. In the race there were times when Adrian showed good pace, but it certainly wasn’t our best weekend.
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SINGAPORE gp preview


Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September, 2013
Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore
Round: 13 of 19

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Singapore night race is a unique event that we all look forward to despite the fact that it is probably the most demanding circuit of the year for both driver and car. It is mentally and physically draining for the drivers as it's not only one of the longest races of the year, but they also have to cope with the high temperatures and humidity with the 23 corner layout offering almost no rest. Despite being run at night under floodlights the temperature still averages 30°C, with a humidity of around 75%. There has been a modification to the track layout for this year, the chicane at Turn 10 has been removed and replaced with a flowing left-hand corner before the acceleration zone towards the Anderson Bridge. Singapore has the highest pit lane speed loss of the season and a high chance of a safety car - there hasn't been a race in the modern era without at least one safety car being deployed. These factors, added with how difficult it is to overtake, all hamper strategic capability and for the last couple of years it has typically been a three-stop race. However, Pirelli have gone one step harder on the prime tyre bringing the medium compound so this may change this season.
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15 September


Singapore Grand Prix Preview


The Singapore weekend signals the start of the busiest part of the Formula 1 calendar with seven races in ten weeks which involves flying across the world from west to east and back again. The Marina Bay circuit hosts the only night race on the calendar and after five years, the Formula 1 world is well used to it and the unusual timetable has absolutely no effect on the way the event is run.
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14 September


PREVIEW:GP SINGAPORE 2013


MARK WEBBER
What are the first three things that come to mind when you think of the Singapore GP?
Hot, night and bumpy!

Toughest bit of the track to get right?
The last sector is probably the toughest to get right, it’s a very demanding last sector and the rhythm is very important over the bumps and the curves. You need to get the last sector correct.
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13 September


Destination Singapore.


What we’re saying about the 2013 Formula 1™ Singtel Singapore Grand Prix - 20-22 September

Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
13 September 2013

All you need to know >>> Race date 22 September…Laps 61…Circuit length 5.073 km...Race distance 309.316 km...23 corners, 9 right-handers, 14 left...Circuit direction anti-clockwise…Lap record 1:45.599 (Kimi Raikkonen - 2008)…The only night race on the calendar, joining in 2008 … Circuit hallmarks - uses public roads around Marina Bay, powerful lighting replicates daylight conditions, circuit characteristics reminiscent of Monaco - short straights and numerous first and second-gear corners require a very high level of downforce to give good braking stability and traction, tough on brakes as there are so many braking zones and so few straights, requires the drivers to focus during the whole lap as any mistake can be crucial …Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero White Medium and PZero Red SuperSoft …
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “Singapore should suit us better and I have unfinished business there…”
After a second consecutive race with no points to show for his efforts – despite a storming drive through the Monza field – Kimi Räikkönen heads to Singapore pumped and ready for the challenge ahead

It’s now been announced where you will drive next year; how does that affect the rest of your season?
Hopefully it means I won’t be asked so much where I’m driving next year, but maybe it means more questions. For my racing this season it doesn’t make any difference. I’ll keep pushing at every race to get the best result I can.
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2013 Singapore Grand Prix preview


Marina Bay facts & stats

The Formula 1 World Championship returns to Asia next weekend when the cars take to the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore. It’s the only night race on the 2013 calendar; such is the unique mental and physical challenge of the Singapore Grand Prix that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button calls it “a modern-day classic”.
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Preview – 2013 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix


13th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd September 2013

Hinwil, 13th September 2013 – After a dazzling weekend in Monza the Sauber F1 Team heads to one of the most special races on the calendar, the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix, which is taking place from 20th to 22nd of September. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers, Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez, will head to this mega city well in advance to adapt to the challenging conditions. With the track having completely different downforce characteristics compared to Monza, the car will return to the highest downforce level. The team will bring further updates to Singapore to continue the momentum gained in Monza and fight for championship points.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 13th September 2013

General
Race laps: 61
Pitlane altitude (m): 5
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11 September


Felipe Massa – a place in Ferrari’s history


Maranello, 11 September – When he first joined Ferrari, he was little more than a kid and he will leave at the end of this season as a man, after twelve years in which the relationship between the two parties was not just professional, but became ever stronger and closer on the personal front. There were times of great joy and disappointment in racing terms, while there were also moments of drama and gestures of mutual respect and loyalty.
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Welcome back Kimi


Maranello, 11 September 2013 - Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn will join Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two racing seasons.
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08 September


Italian GP - We still have faith


Stefano Domenicali: “Today we fought with all the means at our disposal to try and stick with the race leader, but given Vettel’s performance, in the end we could not have done better than this. I send him my congratulations. We know we are up against very strong opponents, but I’m pleased to have seen Ferrari run competitively, being the only team that tried to put Red Bull under pressure. It’s normal to feel some regret, because here at Monza we wanted to repay our fans for their incredible support, which is a great incentive to never give up. The gap in the Drivers’ classification has grown, but in the Constructors’ we have managed to move up to second place. On top of that, there were four Ferrari engines in the top seven at the finish line, which is a very impressive result. Now we must maintain this current form and be ready to make the most of whatever opportunities arise, counting on reliability, which from now to the end of the season will play an important role, while also hoping for a bit of a good luck. Today, Fernando drove an impeccable race, during which he managed the pressure from Webber, who was very competitive and this second place is the result of his great tenacity. I am very a great pity for Felipe because he ran a great race, just missing out on a podium that he absolutely deserved. Looking ahead, Singapore will be important because it will reveal our level of competitiveness on a high downforce circuit: the outcome of that Grand Prix will also be decisive in helping us draw conclusions linked to the gradual changeover of our resources to the 2014 project. While we still have a mathematical chance this year, we will not slacken our efforts one iota”.
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ITALIAN GP – RACE


Sunday 8 September 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: Pole Position
“It’s fantastic to win this event again. I just managed to make turn one! I locked the front right and it just didn’t seem to come back. I had a big flat spot, which I felt straight away and I wasn’t sure if the tyre would survive, but fortunately I managed to make it round and have a strong first stint. I pushed straight away to get a bit of a gap, in case we had to stop early and change to a two-stop strategy. We had a gearbox issue and I had to short shift, which meant we dropped some time in the straights – but I tried to make it up in the corners. It’s great to finish on the top step. The podium here is always very passionate. We are in Italy and when you walk around outside the track, you see Ferrari clothing and merchandise in all the shops starting from the smallest sizes upwards; it’s part of their DNA, which I understand. It was great for the Tifosi to have Fernando on the podium today. The season is going well and we’re pushing hard, but we take each race as it comes. We’re looking forward to Singapore next, which I want to finish; I think it’s the toughest race we have all year.”
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Renault powers Vettel to victory at Monza


Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) secures victory in today’s Italian Grand Prix, 5secs ahead of Fernando Alonso
Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber finishes third, giving Renault power a double podium
Renault powered cars have secured wins at the three hardest ‘engine’ tracks this season; Montreal, Spa and now Monza
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2013 Italian Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 8th September

Lotus F1 Team fought back from a disappointing qualifying session yesterday to show strong race pace, finishing the Italian Grand Prix in eighth and eleventh positions. After an eventful first corner, Kimi Räikkönen pitted for a new front nose cone and tyres whilst Romain Grosjean continued despite a rear-end onslaught from another car. Following his first lap pit stop, Kimi was the second fastest car through the race, with a determined drive including multiple fastest laps. Kimi finished in eleventh, hounding the McLaren of Jenson Button ahead, whilst Romain finished in eighth place, withstanding considerable pressure from Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes behind. Kimi remains in fourth in the Drivers’ Championship on 134 points, with Lewis Hamilton ahead on 141 and Mark Webber behind on 130 points. The team remains in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship on 191 points from Ferrari’s 245 and well ahead of fifth-placed McLaren who have 66 points.
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Italian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01) Race Position: 7th
“I am pleased with that! After qualifying well yesterday, it was nice to maintain that position at the end of today. In recent races where we have managed to qualify in the top ten, we didn’t have the pace to stay there in the race, but today we did. I think I got the most out of the car, managing to keep the guys behind me and the low downforce set –up certainly helped us down the straights. The others got close to me in the second sector, but I was able to pull away once we got to the high speed sections, which we knew from yesterday would be our strong point. We must keep pushing hard on the car development for the next few races, because hopefully, a top five finish is not too far away.”
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2013 Formula 1 Gran Premio D’Italia, Race Report


It was a tough day for Sahara Force India with points being out of reach for Adrian Sutil despite a very strong drive. Suffering from brake issues, he retired on the penultimate lap to be classified P16. Paul Di Resta retired on lap one after contact at the second chicane.
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2013 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX



Monza, Sunday September 8
“A very hard-won championship point”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today’s race was a disappointing end to a frustrating weekend.
Jenson lost a few places at the start, and thereafter spent most of the race stuck behind one of the Toro Rosso cars – as indeed did Checo.
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Italian Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 8.9.2013
Weather: cloudy, 25-26°C air, 31-33°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was able to transform the good performance during practice and qualifying for the Italian GP into the best result of the 2013 season so far. Nico Hülkenberg finished fifth, gaining ten championship points in the process. He managed a faultless performance while under pressure from Nico Rosberg for quite a few laps. Esteban Gutiérrez, who started 16th, was held back several times and finished 13th. During the race, the improvements on the car translated into a result for the first time, which is positive looking ahead to the up coming Grands Prix.
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ITALIAN GP RACE


Sunday 08 September, 2013

Race Notes
. Pastor Maldonado finished 14th and Valtteri Bottas 15th in today's Italian Grand Prix.
. Both drivers had a consistent race but unfortunately there wasn't enough pace in the car to challenge the top ten.
. The team will now regroup and aim to improve the car performance as we head into the flyaway races.
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2013 Italian Grand Prix - Race


Monza - 08/09/2013
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in sixth and ninth places today.
Nico took P6 at the finish after running a one-stop strategy (option/prime), pitting on lap 26
At that stop, the team delivered the race's fastest pit lane time of 24.079 seconds
Lewis suffered a slow right-front puncture on his first set of prime tyres that forced him to make an early stop on lap 13
This meant the team had to convert to a two-stop strategy and Lewis pitted again on lap 38, fitting options each time
On the charging drive that followed, he set the fastest lap of the race in 1:25.849 on lap 51 on his way to P9
His afternoon was further complicated by a total radio failure that meant he relied on his pit board for communication
A tough afternoon saw the team drop to P3 in the Constructors' Championship, three points behind Ferrari
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 2013


Monza, Italy - 8th September 2013
Weather
Race: Overcast, dry; air temp 26° / track temp 31° (start), 26° / 32° (lap 26), 26° / 33° (lap 53)
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2013 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 53 1:18:33.352 234.268
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:18:38.819 +5.467 233.997
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 53 1:18:39.702 +6.350 233.953
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:18:42.713 +9.361 233.804
5 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 53 1:18:43.707 +10.355 233.755
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:18:44.351 +10.999 233.723
7 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:19:05.681 +32.329 232.673
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 53 1:19:06.482 +33.130 232.633
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:19:06.879 +33.527 232.614
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:19:11.679 +38.327 232.379
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 53 1:19:12.047 +38.695 232.361
12 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:19:13.117 +39.765 232.308
13 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 53 1:19:14.232 +40.880 232.254
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 53 1:19:22.437 +49.085 231.854
15 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 53 1:19:30.179 +56.827 231.478
16 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 52 1:17:55.494 +DNF 231.705
17 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 52 1:19:17.871 +1 LAP 227.693
18 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 52 1:19:32.969 +1 LAP 226.973
19 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 52 1:19:40.301 +1 LAP 226.625
20 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 52 1:19:52.527 +1 LAP 226.047
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 14 21:11.108 DNF 228.819
P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.849 on lap 51 242.924

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07 September


2013 Italian Grand Prix, Saturday


Saturday 7th September

Kimi Räikkönen qualified in eleventh and Romain Grosjean thirteenth after a disappointing qualifying session at Monza for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. After demonstrating strong pace yesterday, the team was unable to unlock any more speed today as it faced the unique challenge of the low-downforce Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
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SUNDAY BEST. Formula 1™ Gran Premio D’Italia 2013 - Qualifying


Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy
Saturday 7 September 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 Q1 P21 1:27.085 11 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 Q1 P22 1:27.480 10 laps

We're pinning all our hopes on our race pace here in Monza after Jules and Max encountered a frustrating qualifying session to end the day in 21st and 22nd positions.
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Italian Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 7.9.2013

Weather: sunny and dry, 28-31°C air, 35-42°C track

In qualifying for the Italian GP in Monza Sauber F1 Team Driver Nico Hülkenberg was able to put a sensational session together, qualifying third. He was able to improve throughout the sessions and in the end put a perfect lap together. This result also shows the developments, implemented by the engineers throughout the last few races, are working. Esteban Gutiérrez was not so lucky. After a good practise session in the morning, he missed out on Q2 and will start 17th tomorrow.
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2013 Formula 1 Gran Premio D’Italia, Qualifying Report



Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza saw Adrian Sutil qualify in P14 ahead of Paul Di Resta in P16.

P14 Adrian Sutil VJM06-03
Q1: 1:25.030
Q2: 1:24.932

Adrian: “A tough qualifying today. We made some changes overnight, but they didn’t really show much improvement during final practice, which was strange. So there was not much we could do ahead of qualifying apart from change a few more things to try and help the balance. The car felt a bit better for qualifying, but we are still too far away from where we should be. My lap in Q2 was not too bad and P14 was the maximum today. Scoring points tomorrow is our aim and although it’s a difficult task, we will do our best.”
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ITALIAN GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 7 September 2013
50TH POLE

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: Pole Position, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:24.360)
“We didn’t expect to be so strong here, with both cars on the front row. It’s due to hard work from everyone in the team working long hours; we’ve had years where we’ve had a good car, but not a car that’s competitive in low down force trim, so in that regard we did our homework. This circuit has been a bit up and down for us, but this year it’s surely been more up so far! The car feels great, but let’s see what we can do tomorrow; we don’t get any points from today.”
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2013 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying


Monza - 07/09/2013

QUALIFYING

A disappointing qualifying session for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS saw Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton qualify in sixth and 12th places respectively this afternoon for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Nico qualified P6 on the third row and was less than a tenth and a half from claiming P3
This was a strong recovery after losing this morning's practice session owing to an hydraulic problem
Lewis qualified P12 after his second run in Q2 was disrupted by traffic, particularly at the end of his timed lap
This was reflected by his lap time of 1:24.803 on option tyres, slower than his best of 1:24.589 on primes in Q1
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ITALIAN GP QUALIFYING


Saturday 07 September, 2013

Qualifying Notes

. Pastor Maldonado qualified 15th with Valtteri Bottas 18th for tomorrows Italian Grand Prix.
. Both drivers went out on the medium tyres in Q1 to set a time, with Valtteri just missing out on Q2 by two tenths of a second.
. The Williams Renault FW35's stronger race pace means that the team will be looking to make up places in the race tomorrow.
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2013 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING



Monza, Saturday September 7
“Good for the whole team that we got two cars into Q3”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“Today we saw very solid performances by both Checo and Jenson, the result being slots on the fourth and fifth rows of tomorrow’s starting grid respectively.
As we suggested yesterday, however, qualifying may not be as crucial here as it is on most other circuits, especially bearing in mind that we gather that rain is a distinct possibility tomorrow.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING



Autodromo di Monza, Italy - 7th September 2013
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 35° - 41°, air temp 28° - 29°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 43°, air temp 30°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PIC 1.26.607, 18th / VDG 1.27.172, 19th
Q1: VDG 1.26.406, 19th / PIC 1.26.563, 20th
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Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)
“It’s nice to be back in Q3. Maybe at the end, a top five finish might have been on the cards. However, we missed a little something in Q3, doing a two lap run, and with hindsight, maybe a one lap run with a lighter fuel load would have been better, but I am still happy with seventh. I dropped a wheel in the gravel at the second chicane which might have cost me some time. To have both cars in the top ten on merit on a dry track is a very good result. A wet or dry race? I am not too fussed, because I’m sure that if it does rain we will look pretty handy, and we are not too bad in the dry either. But for the fans, let’s hope for a dry race. It’s great driving here, because the crowd is so passionate about motor racing, even if most of them cheer for the red cars! The atmosphere is fantastic and, as an Italian team, I hope we can come away with some good points tomorrow.”
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Italian GP - All to play for


Luca di Montezemolo: “Certainly we were hoping for a better result today, given the results of the morning session and then the first two parts of qualifying, but we are very close to the Red Bulls and I’m sure that with a good start, we can put them under pressure. The race is tough here and our long run pace is very good. Even if I can’t be happy at seeing Hulkenberg’s Sauber ahead of us, I am pleased to see it up there with the best, because it shows we have a great engine. In terms of the World Championship, the aim is to be ahead of Vettel and also get Massa into a position where he scores good points. Felipe has always gone well here, especially in qualifying and I expect him to have a good race tomorrow. Fernando is a great driver, who has done a lot for Ferrari and he is right to be unhappy at not securing better results: from that point of view, I am more unhappy than he is, but in a great family, you win and lose together and now I’m expecting the team to do their very best”.
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VETTEL TAKES POLE AS ONE-STOP STRATEGY AT MONZA LOOKS LIKELY


Monza, September 7, 2013 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has taken his 40th pole position of his career at the famed Monza circuit, after the fastest qualifying session of the year. Vettel’s pole time of 1m23.755s was marginally quicker than Lewis Hamilton’s pole benchmark from last year (1m24.010s). The lap, set in the closing seconds of the final session, was run on the P Zero White medium compound, which has been nominated together with the P Zero Orange hard this weekend.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2013 - Monza

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.319 4 100.000 1:23.977 5 1:23.755 6
2 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.923 7 100.716 1:24.263 5 1:23.968 6
3 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:24.776 10 100.541 1:24.305 8 1:24.065 3
4 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.950 9 100.748 1:24.479 6 1:24.132 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.661 6 100.405 1:24.227 3 1:24.142 6
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.527 12 100.246 1:24.393 7 1:24.192 7
7 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.655 10 100.398 1:24.290 8 1:24.209 6
8 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.635 8 100.374 1:24.592 6 1:24.502 3
9 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.739 9 100.498 1:24.563 7 1:24.515 5
10 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.630 6 100.368 1:24.575 9 1:28.050 5
11 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:24.819 8 100.592 1:24.610 8
12 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.589 7 100.320 1:24.803 7
13 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:24.737 7 100.495 1:24.848 7
14 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.030 12 100.843 1:24.932 7
15 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:24.905 11 100.694 1:25.011 8
16 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.009 11 100.818 1:25.077 7
17 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:25.226 13 101.075
18 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:25.291 11 101.152
19 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:26.406 9 102.475
20 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:26.563 10 102.661
21 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:27.085 11 103.280
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:27.480 10 103.748
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:23.755 248.997 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:23.755 248.997 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2013 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.360 18 247.211
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.643 13 +0.283 246.385
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.677 22 +0.317 246.286
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.712 17 +0.352 246.184
5 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.864 19 +0.504 245.743
6 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.865 19 +0.505 245.740
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.995 14 +0.635 245.365
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.103 15 +0.743 245.053
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:25.116 20 +0.756 245.016
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.120 18 +0.760 245.004
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.136 16 +0.776 244.958
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:25.273 21 +0.913 244.565
13 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:25.324 22 +0.964 244.418
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:25.499 17 +1.139 243.918
15 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:25.660 21 +1.300 243.460
16 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.702 19 +1.342 243.340
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.120 11 +1.760 242.159
18 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:26.607 21 +2.247 240.798
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:27.172 20 +2.812 239.237
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:27.605 18 +3.245 238.054
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:27.665 18 +3.305 237.891
22 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.822 5 +3.462 237.466

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06 September


ITALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 6 September 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:25.753, Laps: 26
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:24.453, Laps: 39
“It will be very tight this weekend, as we saw in the first practice. It will be close tomorrow in qualifying with quite a few cars separated by only a few hundredths of a second. There are a few things we still need to do to optimise the car, as there are two or three corners where we are sliding more than we would like. It’s positive today, but it’s only a Friday.”
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2013 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“A positive day in terms of understanding the car”

Monza, Friday September 6
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It’s always a special feeling when you hear a Formula 1 car fire up in the Parco di Monza for the first time each year – it’s a hallowed place for grand prix racing, and I always get a strong sense of the unique romance and history of the place.
Given the particular nature of this circuit – where the emphasis is placed firmly on straightline speed and less so on cornering grip – Friday testing at Monza is invariably focused on finding the best compromise between speed and grip.
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Italian Grand Prix: Friday - Team Reaction


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03)
“The car worked well in the morning, but we were not so competitive in the second session. On my short runs and also on the long one, I had a problem with the balance of the car, although this afternoon, that aspect was a little bit better than in the morning. Generally though, I suffered with a lack of grip, which I can’t explain at the moment. However, I am confident we can find ways of moving forward and enjoying a competitive weekend at our home race.”
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2013 Italian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


IRELLI’S COMPOUNDS ADAPT WELL TO THE HEAT OF MONZA

Monza, September 6, 2013 – The teams used the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium tyres for free practice at Monza today: the ‘temple of speed’ close to Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time of the day towards the end of the afternoon session, with a benchmark of 1m24.453s on the medium tyre. This was nearly one second faster than the equivalent session last year when Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a fastest time of 1m25.290s.
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italian GP PRACTICE


Friday 06 September, 2013

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre runs, and aero evaluations.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: In FP1 we did some rear wing level tests as well as some mechanical tests to achieve good braking stability and ride over the kerbs. In FP2 we split the cars for some further rear wing level tests. Valtteri was more focused on tyre work although we had a problem getting the top straight-line speed out of the car on his option tyre run which compromised that lap. We resolved this for the longer runs and his pace then looked consistent. Pastor had better performance on his new tyre run but he wasn't as happy with the balance of the car on the long runs, so we need to do some work to improve that. Overall, there are positive results from all the tests we have completed. Managing the tyres tomorrow will be the key to getting a good result in qualifying.
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2013 Italian Grand Prix, Friday


Friday 6th September 2013

Kimi Räikkönen ended the day with the third fastest time on the opening day of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, with Romain Grosjean fourth in the order with an identical lap time of 1min 25.116secs. Sunny weather characterised both of today’s sessions at the historic Autodromo di Monza.
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2013 Italian Grand Prix: Practice


Monza - 06/09/2013
PRACTICE
Lewis and Nico finished the second practice session for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix in sixth and seventh positions respectively after a productive day in hot, sunny conditions.
The drivers completed a total of 130 laps during today's three hours of practice running
The technical focus was on aerodynamic evaluations and tyre comparison runs ahead of Sunday's race
Overall, the team enjoyed a productive and trouble-free technical programme, a good starting point for the weekend
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX FP1 & FP2


Autodromo di Monza, Italy - 6th September 2013

Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 31° - 36°, air temp 26° - 28°
FP2: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 43° - 45°, air temp 29° - 31°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PIC 1.27.818, 19th / KOV 1.28.192, 21st
FP2: PIC 1.27.696, 20th / VDG 1.27.771, 21st
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Formula 1™ Gran Premio D’Italia 2013.


Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
Friday 6 September 2013

The first day of practice for the final European race of the 2013 season got underway in Monza today in preparation for Sunday’s 53 lap Formula 1™ Gran Premio D’Italia 2013.

The day panned out with a typical Friday programme, albeit with Rodolfo Gonzalez substituting for Jules Bianchi this morning, alongside Max Chilton. This was one of several planned FP1 sessions for Rodolfo this season, alternating between both regular race drivers. Jules returned to car 22 for the afternoon session.

Max recorded the fastest time for the Team today, a 1:27.548, to end FP2 in 19th position. Jules concluded his afternoon session in P22.
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2013 Formula 1 Gran Premio D’Italia, Free Practice Report



Sahara Force India made the most of sunny conditions in Monza to complete its free practice programme for the Italian Grand Prix.

Paul Di Resta VJM06-04

FP1: 1:26.594 P15 13 laps
FP2: 1:25.830 P11 40 laps

Paul: “The car seems to be relatively well balanced, but we’ve not been able to break into the top ten yet. So we need to work away tonight to try and improve things a bit more. Making Q3 tomorrow is the big target, which is definitely achievable. The field looks quite spread out here, certainly compared to some other races, but we seem to be close to McLaren. The tyres are performing in line with our predictions and we’ve got plenty of data to go through tonight.”
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Italian Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 6.9.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 28-31°C air, 30-45°C track

During the free practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza, the Sauber F1 Team continued testing the passive DRS system. Unfortunately FP1 ended early for Sauber F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg because of a gearbox issue. The problem was located and repaired in time for the second session. For Esteban Gutiérrez it was a positive day and the team was able to run through the programme.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2013 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.453 39 246.939
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.076 39 +0.623 245.131
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.116 36 +0.663 245.016
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:25.116 40 +0.663 245.016
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.330 38 +0.877 244.401
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.340 39 +0.887 244.373
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.367 42 +0.914 244.295
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.519 29 +1.066 243.861
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.532 42 +1.079 243.824
10 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.627 39 +1.174 243.554
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.830 40 +1.377 242.977
12 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:25.888 40 +1.435 242.813
13 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.028 37 +1.575 242.418
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:26.138 36 +1.685 242.109
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.224 32 +1.771 241.867
16 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:26.385 43 +1.932 241.416
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.599 39 +2.146 240.820
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:27.198 44 +2.745 239.166
19 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:27.548 30 +3.095 238.209
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:27.696 37 +3.243 237.807
21 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:27.771 38 +3.318 237.604
22 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:28.057 32 +3.604 236.832

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2013 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.565 24 243.730
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.600 25 +0.035 243.630
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.704 25 +0.139 243.335
4 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.753 26 +0.188 243.196
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.941 22 +0.376 242.664
6 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.007 24 +0.442 242.477
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.035 23 +0.470 242.399
8 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:26.103 27 +0.538 242.207
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:26.149 21 +0.584 242.078
10 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.155 25 +0.590 242.061
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.194 25 +0.629 241.951
12 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:26.295 23 +0.730 241.668
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.387 21 +0.822 241.411
14 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.449 16 +0.884 241.238
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.594 13 +1.029 240.834
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:26.802 21 +1.237 240.257
17 J. CALADO GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.041 24 +1.476 239.597
18 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:27.224 16 +1.659 239.094
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:27.818 24 +2.253 237.477
20 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:27.869 20 +2.304 237.339
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:28.192 21 +2.627 236.470
22 R. GONZALEZ VEN Marussia F1 Team 1:29.526 26 +3.961 232.946

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03 September


Preview to the Italian Grand Prix


Monza statistics
Length (km)5.793
Average Speed (kph) 236
Top Speed (kph) 331
% of lap at full throttle 72
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.5
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 62
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2013 Italian Grand Prix - Preview


Monza - 03/09/2013

The Italian Grand Prix takes place at the historic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, north of Milan, on Sunday 8 September.
The Italian Grand Prix has been won from pole position eight times in the past ten years
On a total lap of 5.793 km, the engines spend 4.461 km at full throttle - 77% of the lap distance
The cars exceed 330 km/h on four occasions around the lap, before turns one, four, eight and 11
Under braking for turn one, the cars decelerate by 260 km/h in the space of 185 metres
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02 September


Dan's The Man For 2014


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2014: VETTEL AND RICCIARDO


Monday 2 September 2013
DAN’S THE MAN FOR 2014

Infiniti Red Bull Racing confirms that Daniel Ricciardo will drive for the Team in 2014, as part of a multi-year agreement between the two. As Sebastian Vettel is already confirmed for next year, this concludes the Team’s 2014 driver line-up.
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2013 Italian Grand Prix Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “We’ll keep on fighting”

After his unbroken run of Grand Prix and points finishes came to an end at Spa, Kimi Räikkönen is reloaded and set for the final European race of the season at Monza
You’ve achieved more wins at Spa than any other track, but at Monza you have none; time to rectify that?
It’s true that I have never won in Italy. For one reason or another things just haven’t worked out for me, but it doesn’t mean I can’t drive the track. Just because I have not won at a circuit in the past it doesn’t mean that I won’t win or get a good result there in the future. It is true that I have previously had some very competitive weekends there – once or twice I have been close to the win – but something has always gone wrong. Hopefully we will have a real chance to fight for that victory this time.
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Italian Grand Prix Preview: Monza, 6-8 September 2013


PIRELLI COMES HOME WITH HARD AND MEDIUM TYRES

Milan, September 2, 2013 – For Pirelli’s home event at Monza, the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero medium tyres have been nominated: the same combination as seen at Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix. However, while Spa exerts plenty of lateral energy on the tyres, Monza is all about longitudinal energy which puts considerable forces on the tyres and requires high levels of mechanical grip. With set-up being a compromise between the fast and slower sectors of the circuit, the tyres play a crucial role at Monza, with several opportunities for strategy.
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ITALIAN gp preview


Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September, 2013
Monza, Italy
Round: 12 of 19

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is another historic track which we enjoying visiting. It is a circuit of extremes and it differs significantly from most Formula One circuits. It features the highest top and average speed of all circuits, with the second lowest turn angle of the year. It has a high pit loss time and a low fuel effect, which typically pushes the race towards a one-stop strategy.
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2013 Formula 1 Gran Premio D’Italia Preview


Sahara Force India gets set for round twelve of the season, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya looks back on Spa and talks about the close championship battle.

The team picked up two points in Belgium. What was your view on the team’s performance?
We could have had both cars in the points, but for the unfortunate incident where Paul was taken out by Maldonado. Nevertheless it’s good to be in the points in the first race back after the break. We’ve still got some more work to do because McLaren got ahead of us, but they are only four points ahead and that’s not too much to catch up.
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