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“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen. We’ve put money behind it to pay a lot of the things off, a lot of their debts. So I’m hoping now we are going to get it together.”
“Bernie Ecclestone has put the brakes on a long-running feud with German car manufacturer Daimler by giving its chief financial officer a seat on the board of Formula One.”
“A German court says a banker has withdrawn his appeal against his conviction last year for taking an illegal payment worth $44 million [?é?ú28.66m] in connection with the sale of his bank’s stake in the Formula One racing series.”
“I don’t believe it’s is being considered at board level at the moment. I believe in the team, I believe we’re going to power through this, so I’m not considering anything other than getting this team back to where it belongs.”
“Everyone is improving so you need to make a bigger step than them and I don’t think we’ve done that.”
“Hidden inside the E21’s left sidepod is the hydraulic actuator (lower arrow) that controls the car’s much-talked-about ‘FRIC’ (Front and Rear Inter-Connected) suspension system, which is understood to link the front and rear suspension hydraulically and can be adjusted in a similar way to the brake fluid.”
“I can only repeat what I have maintained for so long: this sport must remain a true laboratory of cutting edge technology and advanced research and must serve as a training ground for our engineers. I think there will be some interesting changes in the near future and I will do my utmost to ensure we go in that direction.”
“We raced [Mercedes] at the last Grand Prix and they were on the front row, and we beat them by a comfortable margin. That might be more difficult here. I think you?óÔé¼Ôäóve got to be very open, it can change so much.”
“I haven?óÔé¼Ôäót had the best of weekends up until now. Obviously this is still great for us today, to be one and two on the grid but I?óÔé¼Ôäóve just been struggling all weekend generally. Even my long runs have been pretty poor but on one lap pace, the car doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót seem to be too bad but I?óÔé¼Ôäóve just been a little bit lost generally, not really knowing what things to change and which direction to go, so I kind of didn?óÔé¼Ôäót really make many changes into P3 and into qualifying, I just left the car the same.”
Very best wishes from all of Scuderia Ferrari to our dt Pat Fry who will be undergoing an appendectomy this evening!
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Comment of the day
Two drivers got penalties for impeding, one didn’t:
Penalties should be applied when it has a direct affect on the results. Of course Gutierrez and Massa were in the wrong and it does act as a deterrent for other drivers but its not liked their actions had any affect on the results.
What?óÔé¼Ôäós even funnier is that Maldonado was told to get out of the way by his team and failed to do so yet he somehow got away with it. What?óÔé¼Ôäós the difference between Maldonado blocking Button and the Gutierrez/Massa incidents?
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On this day in F1
Stefano Modena, who turns 50 today, was the last driver to score a podium finish for Brabham with third place at Monaco in 1989. He was also the penultimate driver to claim a podium for another once-great team that collapsed in the nineties – Tyrrell – with second in Canada two years later.
The following year marked his final F1 campaign with Jordan, but his only points score in a season plagued with unreliability came at his last race.
Here he is having a dramatic high-speed crash at Silverstone’s Stowe corner while driving for Brabham in 1990:
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