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“The government signalled it would embark on efforts aimed at ‘revitalising’ the event ahead of negotiations to renew the contract when it expires in 2015.”
Bild claims Paddy Lowe will follow Lewis Hamilton from McLaren to Mercedes.
“Mr Hales, an experienced race driver and journalist, claimed he entered a gentleman’s agreement with Mr Piper so any mechanical damage was covered by the owner. But the former F1 racer [David Piper], 82, denied any conversation existed and took Hales to the High Court last week seeking £48,000 in damages.”
Further to the Team’s statement today, on a personal note I’d like to wish @realtimoglock the very best for the future.
— Max Chilton (@maxchilton) January 21, 2013
— Sam Rose (@SamRose_F1) January 21, 2013
It’s a Shame to see that @realtimoglock is off the F1 grid for ’13. No way that’ll be the last we see of him….
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) January 21, 2013
Bad news to see @realtimoglock leave Marussia. Wishing him the best going forward.
— Paul Di Resta (@pauldirestaf1) January 21, 2013
@realtimoglock you’ll be missed matey on the drivers parade and drivers meetings chats. One of the good guys, and never went to your head.
Just to clarify, I am a proud member of the Williams F1 Team & there was never any question of me leaving.
— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) January 21, 2013
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Comment of the day
Sad to see Glock go.
I’m happy though that John Booth is honest about it: Marussia made an official statement, in which Booth explains that although they would love to continue with Timo, that is financially not possible for them. In the past, we’ve seen many experienced drivers leave a team without any official statement from the team about their department – usually it is one small paragraph, Marussia made it an entire article.
Hope other teams can learn from this.
From the forum
- Audi will return to the Sebring 12 Hours despite it no longer being on the World Endurance Championship calendar
Happy birthday to Nathan and Salut Gilles!
On this day in F1
Mike Hawthorn lost his life in a road car accident on this day in 1959, just over three months after winning the world championship and retiring from Formula One.
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