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“Believed to have been introduced in Singapore, but only noticed this weekend in Suzuka, Adrian Newey’s new solution is activated by the movement of the flap when the DRS… is operated and has been spotted thanks to the bigger surface of bodywork used to fix the flap.”
“Ferrari are expected to retain Felipe Massa for 2013 following his second place in the Japanese Grand Prix.”
“Mark [Webber] came to see me after the race and was obviously not happy, but I apologised and we have to move on.”
“‘I thought that he was going to do a crazy manoeuvre, which he did,’ said Hamilton, who finished fifth, of the first attempt. ‘Then (later) when he was behind me I saw it coming again so I moved a little to the inside, thinking that he was going to go up the inside so he couldn’t get by, and he just flew down the outside of me. So very interesting…’”
“We don’t know what will happen at the next race. It’s good to take the points today and let’s try to take the points at the next race. It’s a long season with some crazy racing.”
“There’s always pressure on. It’s been a good in-team battle all year. At the end of the day, they’ll make decisions for reasons which maybe you won’t fully understand, reasons that might lead other ways.”
David Tremayne: “If Button was minded to, and if Hamilton was inclined to listen, the older Briton could give him some valuable advice on how to fit into a new milieu.”
5 great races coming! If the enemy thinks in the mountains, attack by sea, if they think in the sea, attack by the mountains. #Leaders
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) October 7, 2012
Well done @Felipe1Massa for the great Podium finish. Thoroughly deserved! Take care, my friend.
— Bruno Senna (@BSenna) October 7, 2012
An incredible 9 world rallye championships won! Gratulations 2 #SebastianLoeb one of the greatest in sports and definitely in Motorsport!!!
Comment of the day
I’m really sorry for Grosjean. He is throwing away his career. He is very, very fast, but he keeps doing stupid mistakes. I watched the interview and he was clearly sorry, he clearly didn’t want to take any risks. I think that he gets confused too much. It’s like he can’t think about two things at the same time at the start. Today he was focused on Perez but he seemed to forget that there were cars everywhere.
I don’t know, I hope that he will learn eventually. It would be a shame if he doesn’t.
From the forum
- Sebastien Loeb seals ninth consecutive World Rally Championship title
- What was the popular view of Ayrton Senna in his day?
- Video of a thrilling end to Sunday’s Bathurst 1000
Happy birthday to Rob Tsintas!
On this day in F1
Jackie Stewart won the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen 40 years ago today, completing the 1972 season with back-to-back wins following his triumph at Mosport two weeks earlier.
Francois Cevert made it a Tyrrell one-two followed by Denny Hulme’s McLaren, while world champion Emerson Fittipaldi ended the season with two no-scores.
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