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In the round-up: Hamilton says he will “think twice” but remain aggressive behind the wheel.
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“I want to finish. That’s the key. I’ll always remain as aggressive as I am. However, instead of thinking once about a manoeuvre, you’ll perhaps think twice.”
Mark Webber: “We’ve seen in the past that sometimes the results can be different and I think that could happen tomorrow, but it won’t be down to… if Lewis wins by 50 seconds it’s not down to the exhausts regs or the fact that he can’t change the differential by a bee’s dick.”
Ross Brawn: “I honestly don’t know whether Michael is faster or slower than he was at Ferrari but I think next year we will see this team at the strength and capacity we want, and then we will know more.”
“We are looking at trying to change the way we work. There are a lot of very clever people at Ferrari. We are just trying to give them space to try and come up with ideas and be more creative, I don’t think there will be any [staff] changes.”
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Comment of the day
So if a different rule had been in place we would have been robbed of a great race and gone home with half-points and a barely-challenged victor, after spending almost half the half-race behind the Safety Car.
So he’s basically saying the solution to people leaving and TVs switching to scheduled programming… is to finish the race? What?
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On this day in F1
There were few surprises at the front of the grid as Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the European Grand Prix one year ago today.
But the two Williams drivers managed to set identical times to within one-thousandth of a second of each other, while neither Mercedes made it into Q3.