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Singapore confirm circuit changes // Organisers attempt to smooth out the track and get rid of the sparks

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Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 2nd February 2009.

Organisers of the Singapore Grand Prix have confirmed the changes they’ll be making to the circuit ahead of the race this year. Three corners will be adjusted in an attempt to improve overtaking, and the bumps that caused so many good sparks during the night race last year will be lost, as they resurface the track to please the drivers. Most importantly, though, a dedicated pit entry will be built, and the pit exit moved to make things much, much safer.

Elsewhere this weekend, Formula 1 has been mourning the death of Teddy Mayer. Ron Dennis has paid tribute to him, saying: "As far as I and all at McLaren are concerned, he has particular importance, on account of the fact that in 1963 he was part of the very small team of talented enthusiasts who, alongside Bruce McLaren, founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd.” Mayer saw the team through many victories but sadly passed away on Friday.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.