Posts Tagged Formula One

F1 enters radio silence era in Singapore

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany arrives at Marina Bay City Circuit for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The F1 race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing for a new challenge, with the sport now banning a large amount of radio messages during races.

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Image of Asia: Lighting up the track in Singapore

The Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit is illuminated during a light test as seen from Swissotel The Stamford, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, lights illuminate the Singapore Grand Prix race track at dusk as seen from the 65th floor of Swissotel The Stamford. The financial district skyline is seen on the right, while in the distance, laser lights operate on the Marina Bay Sands roof. The Singapore race is the only one on the Formula One calendar held at night. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are locked in a tense duel for the season championship and are among the top contenders in Sunday’s race.

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Mercedes promotes Wehrlein to reserve driver

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Mercedes has promoted 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein to reserve driver, less than a week after the German teenager got behind the wheel of a Formula One car for the first time.

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Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

A worker carries trees for landscaping work outside of the main stadium for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games this month, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for Pyeongchang or a cautionary tale. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town.

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