Sep 18

Ducati Team Places Focus On Electronics

Ducati Team Places Focus On Electronics

Nicky Hayden leads the pack with his Ducati during the qualifying practice for the San Marino Grand Prix MotoGP race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Electronics and software strategies were the main focus for Ducati Team as it conducted its single day of post-race Misano testing on Monday.

Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso were in action per usual, joined by Michele Pirro who was sharing his bike with Franco Battaini. Heavy overnight rain left wet patches on the circuit, resulting in Ducati reducing its running time to five hours between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. As well as electronics and software, Ducati also looked into larger brake discs with next month’s Japanese GP in mind.

Sep 18

Button, McLaren ‘Will Be Together’ In 2014

Button, McLaren 'Will Be Together' In 2014

Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren leads teammate Sergio Perez during the Formula One Italian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

As the class of 2014 shapes up toward the end of a frantic ‘silly season,’ McLaren is still yet to announce its F1 driver lineup for next year.

Boss Martin Whitmarsh has indicated Jenson Button and Sergio Perez will be staying put, but at the same time rumors have linked drivers including Ferrari refugee Felipe Massa with the Woking-based team.

Sep 17

F1 Prepares For Singapore GP Under The Lights

Formula 1 Prepares For Singapore GP

An overview from Swissotel Stanford shows the track for the upcoming Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One will replace the history and speed of Monza for the bright lights of Singapore this weekend, as the only night race on the calendar takes place.

Racing under 1,600 specially made flood-lights, the 22 best drivers in the world will tackle the tight and tricky Marina Bay Street Circuit.

With no margin for error, the circuit is a true test of both driver and machine. It requires a high downforce setup and strong traction and grip out of the slow chicanes and hairpins.