Formula 1 Blog – BBC Top Gear
Bernie Ecclestone’s pallor may not flatter the 77-year-old under the amazing floodlights but there could be no disguising his inner glow as he walked the pit lane. F1’s guru had taken a punt by pushing for a night race in Singapore. After the first day of practice, many of the doubters had been silenced.
I’ve been fortunate enough to see the birth of several street circuits and Singapore – so far – ranks among the best of them. The standard of preparation and finish is extremely high with the 3.15 miles ready for action at the expense of heavy local traffic on the edge of the city’s CBD.
It’s refreshing to see a smiling face rather than a hardened campaigner in the post-quali press conference with the attitude that this a chore to got through before the interesting business of a four-hour debrief with his engineer followed by a glass of water and an aspirin salad with his fitness guru.
Here’s a summary of paddock view points on the Lewis/Kimi incident from last weekend: Had Hamilton followed Raikkonen through the chicane in the normal way, he would not have been close enough – or, certainly, not as close as he was – when the pair crossed the start/finish line.