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Christian Horner: “To be in the company of men and women who have achieved such great things for the country is something very, very special. This is right up there with what I have achieved in motorsport.”
Luca di Montezemelo: “The news of the death of Gonzalez saddened me greatly. Over all these years, he was always very attached to Ferrari and, as a driver and a man, he played an integral part in our history. His death means we have lost a true friend.”
Sam Michael: “To be lapped by the top cars, that is probably the most important thing for us to concentrate on. We are still developing the car and it is responding, just not as fast as we had hoped.”
“We’re struggling to keep up with our debt. We spent £42m on the circuit and the wing – so all we need now is for Lewis [Hamilton] and Jenson’s [Button] car to get quicker and that German driver [Sebastian Vettel] to go a bit slower – along with that Spanish driver [Fernando Alonso].”
“Go behind the scenes of Ron Howard’s great looking Formula One film Rush in this new featurette.”
A sad day for Scuderia Ferrari: José Froilan Gonzalez has died. He won the first Grand Prix for the team in 1951. pic.twitter.com/Rdt9KDJ7EA
— Scuderia Ferrari (@InsideFerrari) June 15, 2013
Very sad to hear of the passing of Froilan Gonzalez.The Pampas Bull. I will always treasure this: http://t.co/A80aezWIv2
— Peter Windsor (@PeterDWindsor) June 15, 2013
— Top Gear Live (@TopGearLive) June 15, 2013
The Predictions Championship results for Canada will be published next week, apologies for the delay. #F1
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) June 15, 2013
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Comment of the day
RIP Pepe… :( such a sad day. A member of a golden era in our country’s motorsport history.
To think, also, that I met him plenty of times walking around his FIAT dealership near my dad’s shop. Always cheerful, willing to say hello to anyone.
You will be missed, Pepe.
From the forum
The British Grand Prix is up next on the calendar and F1Fanatics who will be attending this year’s event are planning their weekends here.
Happy birthday to Plushpile and Jennikate Wallace!
On this day in F1
Ron Flockhart was born 90 years ago today. He made sporadic appearances at races in the fifties and gave the Connaught team their only podium finish in a world championship race with third at Monza in 1956.
After F1 he turned his attention to setting aviation records but lost his life in an aeroplane crash in 1962.