F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Sergio Perez says he has proven his “speed and consistency” in 2012.
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“If there is an opportunity with them (Ferrari) or another team then it’s the time to know. I will have to see what the options are, and from that I will decide. But I think I have done a very good job this season. I have proven I have the speed, and the consistency as well.”
Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery: “We work for the sport. The sport has to decide what it wants. If it wants a tyre war and procession racing again, like it did in the early 2000s, when the audience disappeared, than that’s one approach. It’s not for us to decide.”
“To solve that rear tyre wear problem, since the Canadian Grand Prix in mid-June Mercedes have removed quite a lot of the downforce-producing devices on the front wing and are never running anywhere near maximum front wing angle.”
Alan Permane: “For most of that second stint, as he sat some way behind Vettel, I didn’t foresee him doing anything other than staying there and I was a bit concerned at how slow he was going. But he’d just been looking after his tyres and when the time came, he just went crazy. He was quite awesome there.”
“I remember when Jean Alesi [threw] his helmet in to the crowd after he won the race in Montreal and Ferrari went to get the communications piece back because they thought it was worth more than the helmet!”
“Unbelievably, [Alain] Prost leaned over the rail and dropped the trophy into eager hands waiting below. [Ron] Dennis, having received the winning team’s cup, could not believe what he was seeing. Outraged beyond words, Dennis threw the constructor’s trophy at Prost’s feet. It was an extraordinary scene in what amounted to the public airing of a private dispute over the family silverware.”
Comment of the day
Darkenforca’s Whack-A-Mole theory of F1 technology:
In regards to Double DRS, it reminds me of the game Whack-A-Mole.
Every time that a new innovation comes into Formula One, it gets whacked over the head and then is eventually replaced by something else.
That also gets whacked over the head.
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On this day in F1
Luigi Villoresi won the non-championship Daily Mail trophy on this day 60 years ago, driving for Ferrari.
Mike Hawthorn drove a Cooper-Bristol to third place behind Francesco Landi, in another Ferrari, in the race at Boreham Airfield in Essex.
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