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  1. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Vettel and Alonso narrow Formula One chase to two-horse race

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... title a two-horse race. Fernando Alonso arrives in South Korea under intense pressure from Sebastian Vettel. With the German winning in Japan and Alonso not finishing, there's just four ... an athlete kicking off the final bend. The team claim to have made progress in all areas of the car. Team boss Christian Horner certainly feels it's a two-horse race, predicting: "You ...

  2. Horses for courses

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice More than 70 Ferraris and Maseratis- some from Hong Kong- paraded along the Bund before the grand opening of the first Ferrari Maserati showroom in China in the swank area of Shanghai called Tomorrow Square. The new 3 million yuan Ferrari 61 ...

  3. Yoong pits home-grown racing car against the big boys

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... brand. Ten weeks ago, after a lot of planning, the decision was made to race the Bufori in Macau. It has been a whirlwind trip, says Yoong, whose Axle Motorsports has joined hands with Team ... building a new race car called the Bufori CS model, which we plan to launch next year. We thought it would be a great idea to get exposure by racing in Macau. 'Things are never simple ...

  4. Engine performance a burning issue for Rutter

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. 'It is a shame. I will be losing a bit of power- 1,000 revs and 12-brake horse power,' said Rutter. 'We couldn't take the risk of replacing the gasket and coming here. This was a last-minute problem.' He believes the alternate engine- which he used in the British Superbike Championship races this season- will be as good, ...

  5. Pit Stop

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... with Richard Drew The first three seconds of a race are virtually 70 per cent of it. So says Mark Webber, who knows how to nail a good start. I now feel a little less guilty for (in my youth) watching the first lap then heading off for a beer before catching the last five minutes. Of course, recent races have had enough incidents in the middle to keep you from the pub, ...

  6. Vettel's rivals fight for second-best

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Michael Schumacher in the prancing horse, a victory would be expected as standard. Nowadays there are no such guarantees. Ferrari have shown flashes of brilliance this season, and at times ... had switched to the medium compound tyre- which he has to do at some stage in the race- he started to go backwards. It's not a new problem. The team struggled with it earlier ...

  7. Pit Stop

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... we're on the home straight- to borrow a horse-racing expression. Out of Europe, the last five races are 'fly-aways', starting in Asia, then South America before finishing in the sands ... Alonso slipped into third place in the championship courtesy of his win in Italy in front of the Tifosi, Ferrari have every right to feel not only happy, but a bit smug too. They won the race ...

  8. Pit Stop

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... itself starts to pale after a while. I spoke to the wife of one of the GP2 mechanics recently. The support race doesn't travel to the fly-away races, and for that reason alone she said she'd prefer for her husband to stay where he was. She had a chance to see him once in a while. There is also an element of danger, and not just from electric shocks. During the race we've ...

  9. McLaren off to a flyer as Mercedes wait in wings

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... warn their race pace was better than their qualifying pace but, as McLaren discovered last season, that won't buy you the championship. You didn't need the first corner to tell Ferrari are in trouble. The whole weekend was a disaster. To see the Prancing Horse qualify 12th and 16th was unheard of. It was no wonder Fernando Alonso was stomping around with a long face. He ...

  10. How race sheds new light on the Lion City

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Richard Tan could well be talking for the entire Singapore business community as well as for the city itself when he reflects on how the race has afforded his company ... everyone else, Tan and his team obviously had no previous experience in putting together such a project, as there had never been a night-time Formula One race. But the event's subsequent ...




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