Singapore subway says no link to damaged F1 car


MADRID — A subway operator denied static electricity from one of its trains was responsible for a car breaking down at Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix. The UK’s Autosport magazine quoted Red Bull manager Christian Horner as saying he suspected a charge of static electricity had caused a gear malfunction on Mark Webber’s racing car.

“The nearest tunnel is about 200 meters away,” subway operator SMRT said in an e-mailed statement. The Sept. 28 Singapore Grand Prix, the country’s first Formula One race, was held at night on a street circuit.