Posts Tagged Southeast Asia

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing.

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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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Alonso fastest in final Singapore GP practice

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, shakes hands with team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, while red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, looks on after the qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton qualified for pole position while Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, was second and Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, qualified third for tomorrows race.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — The margin was closer than ever, and their rivals a tougher challenge, yet the outcome was the same as usual Saturday as Mercedes locked out the front row for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton edging Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second.

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Alonso beats Mercedes at opening Singapore session

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car into the pit lane during the first practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks.

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F1 changes radio ban after team concerns

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany returns to the garage during the first practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.

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