F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton admits his lack of confidence under braking in his Mercedes could hold him back this weekend.
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“This track is all about late braking. I’ve always been the latest of late brakers. That’s why I always was so successful here. I’ve not been a very late braker this year, so it won’t do me too well here unless I pull my socks up.”
“Mercedes have denied the existence of the ‘secret’ Barcelona test was first divulged in a conversation between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.”
“[The court] will be headed by Edwin Glasgow, president of the tribunal and one of the most distinguished barristers working in sports law. Apart from his FIA position, Glasgow is also a judge and arbitrator for the English Premier League and the Rugby Football Union.”
“Was there ever the feeling you were participating in something that wasn’t right?
NR: Oh no, not one single moment. I never expected that there would be discussions afterwards.”
“Adopted by the 2010 FIA General Assembly, the IT exercises the FIA’s disciplinary powers at first instance, for all cases whether they have been dealt or not with by the stewards of the meeting.”
“As far as we learned, we would have had different tyres for this racee. And then during the week we found out that we won’t, which I don’t understand, because I think the points that we tried to make clear from a driver’s perspective were based on safety.”
“There’s nothing else I could have done apart from just drive straight. Using my own line I could have easily made the corner, but obviously he comes too fast and can’t stop.”
Felipe Massa: “Why I never made a podium here? I think my best result was fourth. I think last year was pretty much in the right direction as well, I just spun but I was pretty quick during the weekend. Why, I don’t know.”
“Monaco is one of those tracks that doesn’t really hurt the tyres very often. With good management you can look after them, so I wouldn’t really say we have made a step forward.”
“The Pima County Board of Supervisors has given the green light for the county economic development staff to investigate leasing 400 acres south of the Pima County Fairgrounds for open-wheel racing, and finding someone willing to build a track.”
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Massa, Rosberg, Maldonado, van der Garde, Vergne and Pic asked what they thought of Perez's drive in Monaco. None venture an answer. #F1
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Comment of the day
Check out AdrianP’s webcam for updates during what looks set to be a wet weekend in Montreal:
As in previous years we’ll have our webcam up for this year’s Montreal GP – we’re located about 1.5 miles due west of the circuit so any weather heading towards the circuit (including snow which we’ve had in the past two weeks) normally can be seen on the webcam a few minutes before it hits the circuit. We also have some weather radars etc.
From the forum
- Italian press reports claim in-season testing will return in 2014
- IndyCar put Will Power and Sebastien Bourdais on probation and fine Sebastian Saavedra $30,000 (£19,200) for breaking driver conduct rules
Happy birthday to Owen, Timtoo and Dot_Com!
On this day in F1
Alberto Ascari’s victory for Ferrari in the Dutch Grand Prix 60 years ago today was less than a surprise: it was his eighth consecutive win in a world championship race (though he hadn’t contested the preceding race, the Indianapolis 500).
Ferrari team mate and 1950 world champion Giuseppe Farina took second ahead of Jose Froilan Gonzalez, who had taken over the Maserati of team mate Felice Bonetto.
Image © Daimler/Hoch Zwei