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F1’s push for better safety united but drivers remain divided over Halo

Lewis Hamilton - Formula 1

Consensus has been hard to find in recent years but in one area Formula One has remained united. Since the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, the FIA’s drive to improve safety has been almost entirely unopposed and highly successful. Yet here in Sochi this weekend the proposed cockpit innovation for protecting drivers in 2017 was dividing the paddock.


Mercedes' Nico Rosberg of Germany attends a publicity event ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix Night Race in Singapore

F1: Nico Rosberg fastest in Singapore Grand Prix practice

Nico Rosberg had the edge for Mercedes over the two practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, setting the fastest time of 1min 44.152sec in the second session on the fastest ultra-soft tyres. He was just over two-tenths ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari, followed four-tenths back by the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Virgin Racing Formula E

Formula E Preview: Virgin Racing

Ahead of the inaugural Formula E race weekend we're taking a look at the series' runners and riders. Next up, Richard Branson's Virgin Racing, who will field Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari.