Singapore night race set for 8pm start
New venue set to make Formula One history
The first ever floodlit F1 night race will begin at 8pm local time in Singapore late next September, organisers of the fledgling event have confirmed.
A source who lives on the island nation explained that it is completely dark at 8pm in September.
Heidfeld favours the return of slicks
Overtaking could be easier
In 1998, Formula One switched from slicks to grooved tyres. Almost ten years later, discussion regarding the reintroduction of slick tyres is on the agenda.
During the tests held last week at Jerez, Bridgestone provided the teams with slicks for testing purposes. A return to this tyre spec seems to be within the realms of possibility for 2009.
Coulthard criticises tyre blanket ban
''I think it is a ludicrous idea to ban them''
Formula one veteran David Coulthard has criticised the decision to ban tyre-warming blankets from 2009.
The Red Bull racer expressed his concern after the recent Jerez tests, where the blanket ban along with slick tyres and reduced downforce - all part of the 2009 regulations package - were tried together for the first time.