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In the round-up: Nico Hulkenberg (pictured during his seat fitting with his new team last month) doesn’t think Sauber will suffer from having a complete change of driver line-up this year.
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“I don’t see any deficit to be honest. Indeed I am new in the team, but not new in F1, and Esteban (Gutierrez) has gained experience as a test driver with Sauber so he is not new to them. I would say there is no deficit, but rather the chance to make good acquaintances.”
“Asked whether he viewed Whitmarsh as a father figure, Perez replied: ‘Yeah, maybe. He is old enough to be!’”
“Williams has won the prestigious Business of the Year Award at the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Business Excellence Awards.”
“We didn’t always agree on things and had a few interesting times during the 2007 fight between McLaren and Ferrari, when [Luca Colajanni] took to referring to DT and I as ‘the second McLaren press office’ because we dared to believe the McLaren story rather than the Ferrari version of the same events, but we got over that…”
El dinero te podrá comprar un asiento pero nunca los resultados ! Digo x aquellos que todavía dudan! Saludos y buenas noches vamos muy bien!
— Sergio Perez (@SChecoPerez) January 14, 2013
The first part reads: “The money you can buy a seat but never the results! I say to those who still doubt!”
— Marshall Pruett (@marshallpruett) January 15, 2013
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Comment of the day
@Bobby-Balboa is waiting for Bernie Ecclestone to stop dithering:
This is crazy. I’m planning on going to the German Grand Prix this year but there is no way I can book flights until the venue is confirmed and if they leave it that late then the price of the flights will be a lot higher!
From the forum
Happy birthday to Dave!
On this day in F1
The Red Bull RB4 was launched on this day five years ago. It is the last Red Bull which did not win a Grand Prix.
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