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Button hoping for improvement in Singapore

Posted Sep 17, 2010 by Jeff Dawson

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton

There’s some cracking rumours flying around the media, F1 forums and circles in the know at the minute and I thought I’d take the time to share them with you this afternoon, in the hope that they will lighten up your afternoon.
So if you’re stuck in the office, staring at the sun hoping to wish away some time, here’s a few of the best for you.
According to, former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi grew back his 70s sideburns at Monza to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first grand prix victory. Did anyone see this? If you have any photos, I’d love to see it as unfortunately, I missed it!
Mercedes GP note that their driver Nico Rosberg is looking forward to the different atmosphere that the Singapore Grand Prix will generate after recent drives at Monza last week and Spa prior to that. He’s said: “It feels like a proper street circuit, very narrow and enclosed.”
Jenson Button has told the BBC that he is confident of a better showing at the Singapore GP next weekend despite McLaren struggling on similar tracks this season. Button, who came second in Monza, said: “The last time we were at a low-speed, high-downforce track was in Hungary back at the start of August. Our car wasn’t particularly competitive there…. but a lot has changed since that race in Budapest. Singapore will be interesting for all of us.” See the full interview on the BBC website.
ESPN F1 suggest that ex-Renault driver Romain Grosjean has taken over from Sauber-bound Nick Heidfeld as Pirelli’s tyre tester ahead of the company’s return to F! in 2011.
GP Update have the following story. Lotus, who confirmed their switch to Renault engines recently, may be about to unveil new plans to work with Toyota from next season too as their principal Tony Fernandes has promised some ‘exciting announcements’ in the next week.
There is no race this weekend but the Singapore GP on September 26th will be an absolute classic and I can’t wait for it. It could make or break one of the top fives’ season as all will be looking for promising performances.

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