Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2013

“I’ve not been a very late braker this year” – Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2013In 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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Mercedes in good shape – Hamilton (BBC)

“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 deny Vettel report (Sky)

“Mercedes have denied the existence of the ‘secret’ Barcelona test was first divulged in a conversation between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.”

Mercedes could face sanctions over tyre test (The Times, subscription required)

“[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.”

Nico Rosberg Q&A: tyre test played no role in Monaco win (F1)

“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.”

How the International Tribunal works (FIA)

“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.”

Vettel criticises new Pirelli tyres delay (Autosport)

“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.”

Raikkonen on Perez: “Some guys for sure you know what to expect…” (Adam Cooper’s F1 Blog)

“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.”

2013 Canadian Grand Prix – Thursday Press Conference (FIA)

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.”

Lewis Hamilton fears tyre issues could trouble Mercedes in Canada (The Independent)

“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.”

Pima sees Formula 1 racetrack in future (Arizona Daily Star)

“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.”

Canadian Grand Prix betting: Rosberg the value in Canada (Unibet)

My Canadian Grand Prix preview for Unibet.

Montreal FOTA Forum (Livestream)

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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 ?ǣ 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.
AdrianP (@Plattsa2)

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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

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