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Valsecchi determined to clinch 2012 title

"Maybe we deserve it at the end of Singapore," he said. "I'm looking forward to going there and to fight for the top position with all the other good drivers here, and I hope to stay with them."

The only man who can stop him is Luiz Razia, and the Brazilian admits that he's up against it this weekend.

"I didn't foresee that the championship situation would become so difficult," he conceded. "It is what it is, though.

"It's time to forget about Monza and concentrate on Singapore," he continued. "The title battle isn't yet over and I will give it my best shot – as I have done throughout the season."

Although this weekend's F1 Grand Prix of Singapore is a night race, the timings for the F1 and GP2 sessions will remain mostly close to their normal slots for European audiences.

Practice is on Friday at 4.45pm local time (9.45am BST), while qualifying will take place at 8pm local time (1pm BST). The 34-lap feature race is the biggest switch of the weekend's schedule, taking place on Saturday at 4pm local time (9am BST) instead of following the later F1 qualifying session.

The 24-lap sprint race on Sunday is at 4.10pm local time (9.10am BST.) All sessions are due to be carried live in the UK on Sky Sports F1.




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Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) in Bahrain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) on track in Bahrain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
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2015 GP2 Series Round 11. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saturday 28 November 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS), leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) at the start Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 11. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 28 November 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME), Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) and the rest of the field at the start of the race. Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
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2015 GP3 Series Round 9 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saturday 28 November 2015. Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix), Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International) & Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Round 9 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saturday 28 November 2015. Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) & Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Round 9 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saturday 28 November 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) leads Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) & Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) at the start Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.

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Dylan - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 1:55 AM

Not only him but the GP2 Series management as well. Shame what they did to take away this title from Razia who will be remembered as the one who won the championhip on track but lost it to Valsechi's GP2 Series management gang (or should I say mafia!).

yello - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:26 PM

Maybe it's the opposite, GP2 bosses will try anything to make Razia win (e.g. random penalties, or accidents). In each case Valsecchi won't go to Formula 1 and Razia will, because he's Brazilian.



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