Friday, September 20
6 am – Formula 1 | Singapore Grand Prix P1
9:30 am – Formula 1 | Singapore Grand Prix P1
2:40 pm – ALMS | Circuit of the Americas Qualifying
8 pm – ARCA | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Hamilton, thriving in the high downforce settings of the twisty Marina Bay circuit, was a third of a second clear of his rivals, ahead of Red Bull pair Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fourth fastest.
The new C7 Corvettes are, of course, assembled at General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly — about 1,000 Stingrays have been built so far for delivery. Most are expected to be delivered to dealers within the next few weeks.
The Bowling Green plant, opened in 1981, underwent a $131-million upgrade to take on the new Corvette, including about $52 million for a new body shop. The car’s all-new aluminum frame will be built in-house for the first time. Meanwhile, the Performance Build Center, a production line for Corvette fans to build their own specialty engines, is moving from Michigan to the Bowling Green, Ky., plant and should be open early next year.
Pricing for the new 2014 Corvette starts at $51,995, including destination, for the coupe and $56,995, including destination, for the convertible. Ragtop production will begin by year end.
Join us for coverage in preparation for the upcoming Singapore Grand Pix. We will be providing F1 team and driver commentary as we do each Thursday prior to the race!
Button And Perez Say Their McLaren Deals Are Done
Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have both implied that their contract discussions with McLaren are finalized and that they will soon be confirmed for the 2014 season.
The team has always insisted that both men will stay on, although it has been in no hurry to formally take up their options.
Kimi Raikkonen confirmed Thursday that the financial situation at Lotus played a big part in his decision to move to Ferrari.
It’s no secret that the team struggled to pay the Finn’s salary and points bonuses last season, and has fallen behind again this year. Nevertheless, it was intriguing that he was so open about the issue in the public forum of a press conference. Now that he’s definitely leaving, he has no reason to be coy about it.