1 Oct 2008

Ferrari head says F1 humiliated by Singapore race

7:11 am on 1 October 2008

Ferrari's president Luca di Montezemolo has poured scorn on the Singapore Grand Prix, saying the "circus" track and overuse of the safety car is humiliating.

Formula One's first night race drew rave reviews from participants and onlookers, including the sport's delighted supremo Bernie Ecclestone, but was one to forget for the Italian team.

Their Brazilian title contender Felipe Massa had his race ruined by a bungled pit stop while faltering world champion Kimi Raikkonen crashed near the end.

Singapore saw two safety car interventions, the first of turned the race upside down and

and contributed to Spaniard Fernando Alonso's unexpected victory for Renault.