Formula One drivers work and train ceaselessly to get the best out of themselves in the short, but all-important minutes they spend in their racing office. F1technical.net’s Balázs Szabó met Kimi Räikkönen’s physiotherapist Mark Arnall during the Italian GP to talk about the challenges F1 cars pose.
The driver market for the 2018 season unravels rapidly as more puzzle pieces were put into place over the last weeks. Robert Kubica's chances for a return were cut down after Renault signed Carlos Sainz for the next season.
Lewis Hamilton has dominated the Singapore Grand Prix after both Ferraris were eliminated at the start of the race. Daniel Ricciardo ran virtually the entire race in second place and rightfully finished there, ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Carlos Sainz finished a brilliant fourth for Toro Rosso.
Formula One touches down in Singapore this weekend for the 14th round of the season. This year’s tantalizingly close championship battle will continue in the beautiful scenery of floodlight and skyscrapers.
Singapore usually poses a very different challenge compared with usual race tracks. The circuit where F1’s first night race took place in 2008 is very demanding for both the human body and the race cars due to its high humidity, high ambient and track temperatures and the high number of slow-speed corners.
Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the Singaporean Grand Prix. The German Ferrari driver edged out two closely matched Red Bull drivers by more than three tenths. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is set to start from 5th.
Max Verstappen was narrowly fastest in the third and final free practice session ahead of qualifying later today. The evening session saw a closely matched trio at the top, with Verstappen edging out Vettel and Hamilton by small margins.
On the back of Honda's merry-go-round, Red Bull Racing's Christian Horner has hinted at yet another engine announcement to come soon. Without giving away the name, he did point towards an announcement by Aston Martin.
Daniel Ricciardo continued to be fastest in the second practice session of the day at Singapore, this time followed at more than half a second by his team mate Max Verstappen. The competition was left behind, with only Hamilton managing to stay within a second of the Australian pace setter.
Renault Sport Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Carlos Sainz will join the team as Race Driver for the 2018 season. The Spaniard will join Nico Hulkenberg at Renault in 2018, whereby he'll conclude his 3 years with Toro Rosso.