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“The biopic is most likely still a few years away (if it ever comes to fruition), but it’s nice to know that it’s being developed with a great deal of respect and caution.”
Luca di Montezemolo: “Villeneuve was amazing in terms of momentum. But then, his temperament would cost him points and that would affect his standing at the end of the season. Alonso, especially in the races, is the best driver in the world.”
“Most of all, though, I shall miss seeing Gilles drive. So long as Gilles was practising, or was still in the race, there was always someone to watch, someone to laud. Sure, he was over the top sometimes. For every mistake, though, he would drive the next few laps sublimely.”
“What I want is a more competitive car in Spain, and then we can go for it this season. This is what I’ve asked because we have a nice development program beyond Spain.”
“Pictures have emerged suggesting that McLaren ran a higher nose design during the Mugello test.”
Comment of the day
Nige.B was at Zolder in 1982:
I went to this race, on the Sunday only but I can remember quite clearly sitting on the coach and the courier announcing that Gilles had died. The whole atmosphere changed on the coach to a very sombre mood. A great driver and a great loss to motorsport. Very sad.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Kbc and Taurus!
On this day in F1
The day after the tragedy at Zolder, John Watson won the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Here’s the review of the race published here yesterday:
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