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Johnnie Walker<sup>®</sup> becomes the Official Whisky Of Formula 1<sup>®</sup>

Johnnie Walker, the world's leading Scotch Whisky, today announced a new partnership with the Formula One group that will enhance the brand's global positioning and significantly expand the platform for its highly successful responsible drinking initiative, Join the Pact. The announcement of the new multi-year arrangement, which also sees Johnnie Walker become the Official Whisky of Formula 1

Under the lights: adapting to Singapore's F1 night world

The challenges of Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit are well established, but there's far more complexity to the only Formula One night race than what happens out on track. In addition to coping with the humidity and duration of the Grand Prix, teams and drivers all operate on European time, meaning the surreal routine of going to bed near dawn - and having breakfast in the afternoon

Ferrari beginning to shift focus to 2015

Ferrari have started to transition their focus onto next year's car and plan to track test components over the remaining six races of the season, according to engineering director Pat Fry. The Scuderia have suffered a disappointing campaign this year, scoring just two podiums

FIA press conference schedule - Singapore

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who finished on the Singapore podium with Lotus last year, will be among the six drivers taking part in the official FIA press conference at the Marina Bay circuit on Thursday. The line-ups in full...

Vital Statistics - the Singapore Grand Prix

Did you know that Fernando Alonso has missed out on the podium just once in six editions of the Singapore Grand Prix? Or that Sebastian Vettel has led nearly half of the laps that have taken place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia

FIA clarifies radio transmission restrictions

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has provided the teams with a detailed list of the types of pit-to-car radio messages that will and won't be allowed from this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix onwards. It follows last week's directive which advised that any radio transmissions including information related to the performance of the car or driver

Mercedes unveil Wehrlein as reserve driver

Mercedes have appointed DTM star Pascal Wehrlein as their Formula One reserve driver. Wehrlein, 19, became the youngest driver to win in the German touring car series on Sunday with a breakthrough victory at the Lausitzring. The German has already worked for the Mercedes F1 team this season, completing more than 30 days in their simulator

Moments in time - the Singapore Grand Prix

In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the youngest and most unique on the calendar: Singapore. This look back through the archives takes in the first race at Marina Bay, the infamous 'crashgate' affair, brilliant wins for Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel, a spot of impromptu firefighting, and more

Moments in time - the Singapore Grand Prix

In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the youngest and most unique on the calendar: Singapore. This look back through the archives takes in the first race at Marina Bay, the infamous 'crashgate' affair, brilliant wins for Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel, a spot of impromptu firefighting, and more

Prodromou commences role as McLaren chief engineer

McLaren believe new chief engineer Peter Prodromou will help drive the team to future success, after confirming his return on Monday. Prodromou previously worked for McLaren between 1991 and 2006 before leaving to join Red Bull, where he was a key member of Adrian Newey's technical team

The First Time - with Force India's Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez scored his first podium with Force India - and the team's first podium in almost five years - with a sensational drive to third place in Bahrain earlier this year. As Perez eagerly anticipates his first home Grand Prix in 2015, we thought we'd quiz the Mexican on a few of the other firsts in his life, including his first childhood hero and his unusual first driving lesson

FIA confirms 20-race calendar for 2015

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has published the calendar for the 2015 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Beijing on Thursday. It features 20 rounds, including the return of Mexico in November. The Mexican race will take place at the same venue which staged the country's last Grand Prix in 1992 - Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Singapore preview quotes - Sauber on the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Singapore was a happy hunting ground for Sauber last year, with Esteban Gutierrez breaking into Q3 for the first time in his F1 career and Nico Hulkenberg coming home ninth in the race. While the team are yet to claim a top-ten finish this season, a new upgrade package means they are optimistic of regrouping next weekend in the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Suzuka and Sochi

Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that they will take to Japan and Russia. The Italian company will bring the two hardest compounds in their range to Suzuka - the orange-marked hard and white-marked medium - in order to cope with the high speeds, fast corners and abrasiveness of the Japanese circuit

FIA to limit radio transmissions on car performance

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has informed the teams that they must refrain from making pit-to-car radio transmissions relating to the performance of the car or driver. The move follows recent media scrutiny about the amount of information being given to drivers by their race engineers, particularly in terms of how they can gain lap time

Wolff: no question marks over Rosberg's mental strength

Nico Rosberg has the right mentality to recover from the mistakes which cost him a chance of victory in last Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Premio d'Italia 2014, according to Mercedes-Benz's head of motorsport Toto Wolff. Rosberg twice out-braked himself while leading, with his second error handing a race-winning advantage to team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen impresses Toro Rosso in maiden test

Toro Rosso's 2015 signing Max Verstappen had first proper test in Formula One machinery on Wednesday when he completed almost 400 kilometres in a two-year old car at the Adria International Raceway in Italy. The 16 year-old Dutchman, who will race alongside Daniil Kvyat when he makes his F1 race debut next season, did a mix of short and long runs in the 2012 STR7

Sirotkin to make practice debut for Sauber at Sochi

Sergey Sirotkin will make his F1 weekend debut at the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in October after Sauber confirmed the youngster will drive for them in first practice. The 19-year-old Russian, who acts as Sauber's test driver, has already driven on part of what is his home Grand Prix circuit in Sochi, having completed promotional running in a 2012 Sauber C31 in September last year

Ferrari through and through - Luca di Montezemolo in profile

Luca di Montezemolo's impending departure from Ferrari will bring to an end one of the most enduring partnerships in F1 racing. The Italian was initially drafted into Ferrari by parent company Fiat in 1973; quickly becoming both Enzo Ferrari's right-hand man and the Scuderia's sporting director

Perez: 2015 Force India deal close

Sergio Perez says he is in advanced talks to extend his contract with Force India for the 2015 season. With limited spaces available at other teams, Perez, 24, said it is unlikely he will leave the Silverstone-based team, having joined from McLaren ahead of the start of the 2014 season

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