Singapore GP Weekend: All Posts, One Place

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The Singapore Grand Prix weekend is always one of the highlights of the F1 season. As the sun sets at Marina Bay, the stars come out on track in a fight for supremacy under the lights.

However, we did not get the fight that many would have expected on Sunday during the race. After an electrical issue reared its head en route to the grid, Nico Rosberg’s race didn’t go a great deal further.

A pit lane start saw him get stuck behind Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson before Mercedes threw in the towel at his first pit stop. Game over, zero points.

At the front though, Lewis Hamilton held his own to fight back from a lengthy safety car period to win the race ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, giving the British driver the lead of the championship for just the second time this season.

Here’s a round-up of MotorSportsTalk’s coverage of the Singapore GP weekend.

THURSDAY

2014 Singapore Grand Prix Preview
Massa not giving up on P2 in constructors’ championship
VIDEO: Sochi Autodrom ready for F1 debut
F1’s Modern Wonder: Under the lights, Singapore shines brightly
Ecclestone: Drivers wanted radio ban

FRIDAY

FIA backtracks on radio ban
Alonso fastest in first practice in Singapore
VIDEO: F1 Paddock Pass – Singapore
MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: Singapore GP
Hamilton tops FP2 as night falls in Singapore
F1’s double points rule to be axed for 2015?
VIDEO: Maldonado’s FP2 finishes in the wall
Red flag limits Rosberg to P13 in Singapore second practice
Vettel upbeat despite engine troubles
Hamilton: Friday a “work in progress” for Mercedes
Friday Analysis: Is Lewis the man to beat?

SATURDAY

Alonso closes out practice as the fastest man
Three-car teams must be a last resort for F1
Tost convinced Verstappen is the right man for Toro Rosso
Hamilton snatches pole position away from Rosberg
Mistake on Q3 lap can’t stop Hamilton in Singapore
Rosberg frustrated to fall 0.007 seconds short of Hamilton
Ricciardo: Red Bull closer to Mercedes than expected
VIDEO: Alonso happy with P5 in Singapore qualifying
Magnussen: McLaren cannot be happy with qualifying
Vettel thinks pole was possible
Engine glitch leaves Romain Grosjean fuming
Qualifying Analysis: Missed opportunities allow Hamilton to shine

SUNDAY

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Red Bull, 24 hours after a grand prix
Starting grid for the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix
Rosberg forced to retire after electrical glitch
Hamilton rules in Singapore to re-take championship lead
The tide has turned for Lewis Hamilton in 2014
Vettel delighted to score fifth straight Singapore podium
Vergne equals best-ever F1 result with late charge
Hamilton: Reliability woes a concern at Mercedes
Ricciardo: I expected to be faster today
Rosberg reflects on a tough day in Singapore
Extreme physical demands of Singapore take their toll on drivers
Bottas loses five places on final two laps as tires fade
Safety car period costs Alonso possible podium finish

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.