Archive | August, 2011

Richard appointed national ambassador for F1 in Schools Singapore again

11 Aug

Richard Bradley was once again appointed as the national ambassador for F1 in Schools Singapore.

Invited to the F1 in Schools Singapore Technology Challenge on 27 July 2011 at NP Convention Centre, Richard shared his experience being in Formula 3 and also presented his insights on motorsports and what it entails.

Richard also had a little challenge against Raymond Cheong, general manager of the Singapore Motor Sports Association.

Richard is grateful for this opportunity to share his expertise and experience in motorsports to the participating students of F1 in Schools. Congratulations to all winners and keep the passion up!

Proud to be wearing his Team TOM’S Petronas suit, Richard was happy for a chance to meet young fans.

Mixed feelings at Twin Ring Motegi

9 Aug

At Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2011 Japanese Formula 3 championship, Richard Bradley of Team TOM’S Petronas showed greater progress and missed a podium finish by a hair.

Consistently one of the fastest on the grid, Richard qualified in fourth place but Race 1 turned out to be a nightmare for everyone. Shortly after the start of the race, the skies opened and poured hard on the drivers.

The lightning storm made it almost impossible to even drive in a straight line but Richard managed to get up to third place. Then the race was red-flagged due to the horrible weather conditions.

The race was restarted behind the safety car and only ran for a few laps before the end of the race. Richard unfortunately dropped to fourth place just after the safety car start and did not have enough time left to gain back third place, finishing just 0.3 seconds behind the third-placed finisher.

The weather for Race 2 on Sunday was a complete change from the day before, with the scorching sun beating down on the drivers. Confident of a podium finish, Richard was ready for a long race in the significantly hotter weather.

A decision was made to lower the tyre pressure and instead of helping, the car’s handling was affected. As a result, Richard had to struggle with the car for most of the race before making a mistake and spinning out of fifth position just before the end.

At the end of the weekend, Richard returned home with the consolation that his performance is improving steadily as he gets more time in the car. Till the next race!

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