F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Jenson Button says he won’t have to support Lewis Hamilton’s championship chances until he’s out of the running.
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“I don’t think the team will actually ask me to [support Hamilton in the championship]. I personally feel that until I can’t win the championship there is a chance, you really do never know.”
“Q: What’s been your most valuable life lesson?
RG: You always learn I guess. Recently a friend of mine had a big crash at a Le Mans test. He broke his back and the predictions were that he would never be able to walk again. After only one and a half months he was walking again. His view on life has completely changed and he’s thankful for every single step that he takes. So I think a bit of humility would suit all of us.”
Sam Michael on the last stint in Hungary: “We weren’t confident at all, but we knew that if we stopped, that was it; Lotus would come first and second. We knew that we couldn’t stop and come back and get them; they were too strong, so our only chance for a win was to stay out, and it paid off.”
“We made the conscious decision to change the exhaust concept and then try and regroup. That was the right decision, because then we managed to sort out all of the characteristic issues and the basic CL [lift coefficient] issues we had. Then we introduced the exhaust in Canada [in June].”
“Williams F1 are delighted to announce that the team and race driver Pastor Maldonado are in Venezuela this week to meet our dedicated fans and partners.”
Comment of the day
@John-h on Timo Glock’s trouble:
I think it’s starting to get to Glock now. It’s sad to see, as a Glock fan, because I believe he is a genuinely great driver that has been at the wrong place at the wrong time. He did fantastic things at Toyota and for some reason has been overlooked by the top teams. Virtually no one has talked about him taking the Ferrari seat, but I think he would be a perfect candidate if they are not going to go for a young Perez type.
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Happy birthday to former Virgin driver and current Pirelli tester Lucas di Grassi who turns 28 today!
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