In Thursday’s entry I spread the Formula 1 love for all it was worth: The F1 2010 game being released on the following Friday, and the Formula 1 race from Singapore during the weekend. The Singapore races are normally not the most exiting once, but this year it was truly a great race. Great fights for positions, Hamilton had to retire (after being hit by an Australian torpedo) and a car even caught on fire!

One of my favorite drivers, Fernando Alonso, took the checkered flag, with Sebastian Vettel on second and Mark Webber - both Red Bull drivers - on third. All this means that the fight for the championship will most likely continue all the way to the Abu Dhabi race in November. Right now, only 25 points separates the first and fifth place. Exciting!

To convince you to watch the next F1 race, this time from Japan, in two weeks, I’ve taken the liberty to grab a few great photos from the official Formula 1 gallery taken during the Singapore race weekend1.

The safety car leads the field. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
The safety car leads the field. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Renault R30. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Renault R30. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

The damaged Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1 of Bruno Senna (BRA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT).  Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
The damaged Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1 of Bruno Senna (BRA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6 (Right) battle for position.  Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6 (Right) battle for position. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Nicole Scherzinger (USA) Pussycat Dolls singer. Lewis Hamilton’s girlfriend. Living proof that fame and money will get you a good looking girlfriend. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Nicole Scherzinger (USA) Pussycat Dolls singer. Lewis Hamilton’s girlfriend. Living proof that fame and money will get you a good looking girlfriend. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

The damaged BMW Sauber C29 of Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) BMW Sauber.  Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
The damaged BMW Sauber C29 of Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) BMW Sauber. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6 (Right) battle for position and make contact leading to Lewis’ retirement from the race.  Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6 (Right) battle for position and make contact leading to Lewis’ retirement from the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber C29 crashed out of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber C29 crashed out of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Lotus T127 retires from the race on the final lap with a fire.   Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010
Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Lotus T127 retires from the race on the final lap with a fire. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

And what about the F1 2010 game? Absolutely excellent. Great gameplay, great graphics and great audio. Driving three practice sessions, qualifying and a 20% race surely takes a while, so I’ve only been through the first race of the season, landing a respectable 17th place. I’ll jump into my Virgin again soon for some more virtual F1 action.


  1. Dear Bernie. I know you really don’t like that people reproduce any F1 related material on the interwebs. And you really went all in to prevent me from grabbing the pictures, with your JavaScripts and all. But let’s face it, this can only be considered fair use, right? ↩︎