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“Why the excessive security measures? Why stop members of the public from observing from outside the venue, never mind wandering around the spectator areas, enjoying the chance to see the car that was on pole a few days before?”
Hankook DTM competition engineer Michael Eckert: “We are not ready to jump into Formula 1 for 2014, it’s not our goal short-term.”
“I’ve applied for my Superlicence [to drive in F1]. I’m trying to get more track time. What I fear happening is an opportunity coming and not being ready for it. Because that opportunity will only ever come once.”
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) June 2, 2013
Feel for ITV struggling with pictures. Most Brazilian GP's we were concerned whether the infrastructure would see us fall off air…
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 2, 2013
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Former F1 driver Timo Glock raced from twelfth to third for his first DTM podium in the third round of the championship at the Red Bull Ring. Bruno Spengler won followed by Marco Wittmann, making it a one-two-three for BMW at the former home of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Comment of the day
But I picked this from @Adam1 as the winner:
“So you remembered to invite all the teams right?”
From the forum
Happy birthday to Tom Parfitt!
On this day in F1
Jackie Stewart’s win in the Monaco Grand Prix 40 years ago today made it three-all between him and reigning champion Emerson Fittipaldi in terms of victories in the opening six races of the 1973 season.
Fittipaldi finished second, retaining a four-point lead in the championship, with his team mate Ronnie Peterson third. The race also saw James Hunt make his Formula One debut, though he retired with an engine failure.
Here’s some footage from the race: