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In the round-up: Robert Kubica says he’s not considering a racing comeback in anything other than an F1 car for now.
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“I’m not able to come back into single-seaters at the moment, and my vision is not to come back in saloon cars on the circuit at this stage.”
Toto Wolff: “If there’s any chance of getting him back in a DTM touring car or F1 cockpit, we’d love to do it. Any team would love to have a Robert Kubica.”
“Kimi Raikkonen is coming on strong and he just delivers all the time which is very impressive. But they are a relatively small team and they haven’t got the resources and the budget that the big boys have got, so whether they can fight for a full campaign or not we will have to wait and see.”
“Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will take part in Friday morning practice at the Canadian Grand Prix after the team rescheduled his debut in this year’s CT03.”
Good meetings and sim session at the factory @MyCaterhamF1 , really looking forward to next week Barcelona and the new updates..
— Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) May 3, 2013
— Sauber F1 Team (@OfficialSF1Team) May 3, 2013
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Comment of the day
@Red-Andy on the state of the engine supply in F1 next year:
Only three engine suppliers will be a serious problem for F1. Ten years ago we had seven or eight. What if one more drops out? It doesn’t say much for the pinnacle of motorsport if the overwhelming majority of the automotive industry simply isn’t interested.
Really, this shows why the original proposals for the 2014 engines (rather than the pitiful watered-down version that was eventually accepted) might have been the right way to go. Their increased road relevance might have brought some new or returning marques to the sport. F1 needs that to stay relevant.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Jack Sargeant, Martin Stanley, Three4Three, Skodarap and Vickyy!
On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher held off a feisty Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix ten years ago today. The Ferrari driver won but Spain had a new F1 hero:
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