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“I still love [rallying]. If I could do it this year at the same time as Formula One I would. I think it?óÔé¼Ôäós good practice and it?óÔé¼Ôäós good fun.”
“The DRS rules are quite clear that the flap must not be shaped to allow other aerodynamic benefits. In fact this wording affects only a portion of the flap and additionally the endplate is excluded from this wording. If the team could find a way to blow into the front wing a duct when DRS is activated, then the [F-duct front wing] could work synchronously with the DRS.”
“I wish to repeat what I said before, we still need to wait a few days before knowing where we stand in relation to the others. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm convinced that we will be in the fight and we will be there right to the end.”
“We believe it is going in the right direction, but it only takes two or three tenths of a second and we need to do more. Let’s see when the gloves are off over the weekend, and then still we need to go to Malaysia to see a slightly different track as well because Melbourne is a specific place.”
Graeme Lowdon: “In terms of a challenge, we never shy away. It is what it is all about, the competitive DNA that makes you get involved in the first place. But it is a huge test of patience when some of the bigger issues facing the sport are ignored.”
“To finish in the points is the real goal that I’m after. I guess we’ll see where our performance is on Saturday in qualifying.”
Comment of the day
Not many of you were happy to see the FIA add a second DRS zone in Melbourne. Mads said:
In my opinion it worked best in Melbourne last year.
No free overtakes but it closed the cars up so they could fight for the rest of the lap, or at least the driver behind would have to make a serious effort to get close enough to overtake by the help of the DRS.
So now its ruined by two DRS zones and on top of that only a single detection zone.
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