Murray Walker: "I would like to see people experienced in a Formula One car working as stewards. I think there is no doubt that the stewards cheated Lewis Hamilton out of a justified victory [in Belgium]. In principle, I think that is obviously wrong – it's like me going along to Wimbledon and sitting in the umpire's chair." (Thanks Chalky)
Paddy Lowe: “Certainly, the variation from circuit to circuit will be different. Also KERS will have more authority at some tracks than at others – so the pecking order from circuit to circuit may change a little bit.”
"Felipe Massa has revealed that he will make a personal $25,000 donation to the victims of the catastrophic flooding and earth sliding caused by the heavy rains that hit the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina last weekend."
'Dermot Boden, LG's chief marketing officer, said: "History shows that if you want to build a brand you have to invest in that brand and investing in a downturn is one of the best times." The economic downturn is pinching Korea's export sector. While it had established $50bn in sales, LG has yet to build brand connection with consumers, Mr Boden said. "And this association with F1 allows us to build that emotional connection."'
"Red Bull have confirmed that the publication will still live on, but in a different guise as a monthly supplement that will be given away free with The Independent newspaper from January 2009 onwards." The replacement magazine won’t be as focused on its F1 team, which is a shame, I really enjoyed Red Bulletin.
"18 year old Mirko Bortolotti went two tenths under the lap record for that car at Fiorano, setting a 59.111s lap. Now this needs qualifying; the car hasn’t done much running there this year and the lap record was set by sometime test driver Andrea Bertolini, but in only 14 dry laps (after 26 on a damp track), the fact that this 18 year old could do that time is hugely impressive. The other two, Eduardo Piscopo and Salvatore Cicatelli were and second and two seconds behind respectively."
"E.J. Viso sent me an e-mail this morning from Europe to say he has his program secured with HVM Racing for 2009. He also said he expects to have Robert Doornbos as his team mate, giving team owner Keith Wiggins a two-car team."
"Webber has seen off every team-mate he’s ever been paired with in seven years of F1. Before you say ‘hang-on, what about Nick Heidfeld?’ Well, Nick out-scored Mark at Williams in 2005, but he was an average of over half a second behind in qualifying and had Webber’s traditional ill luck not struck several times in the races, he’d have out-scored Heidfeld too. By the end of that year, no-one within Williams believed that Heidfeld was as intrinsically quick as Webber. He plain wasn’t."
Paul di Resta: "What's a bad team to drive for?. The driver has to make the best of what he has. You've got to be beating your team-mate on a regular basis, then you can make a case for the car holding you back. It's a difficult one, but I'm up for the challenge if that occurs."
Edoardo Piscopo: "The car is incredible, so well-balanced and seems even easier than an A1GP car." Is this what we should expect a rookie's first impression of an F1 car to be – that it's easy to drive? Is he just trying to make himself look good or are F1 cars a bit too forgiving?
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