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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.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) celebrates his victory in the Monza sprint race. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) celebrates his victory in the Monza sprint race on the podium. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) elebrate at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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sodesu - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 10:38 PM

Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if no driver currently on the GP2 grid ever makes it to F1. Valsecchi has had too many seasons to really impress with this title, and Razia has just taken too long to make an impression too. You could probably say Valsecchi is the new Pantano. In a way that's a bit sad because I think he might actually do well in the current version of F1 - because tyre management is one area where he's been really strong in GP2, and it is absolutely crucial at this point in F1. Personally the only one who's looked like he might have a chance in F1 in the future is Calado, but he will need a really strong season next year to impress futher in order to get there I think. Sad but true.

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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