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Murray Walker: “They’ve caught it incredibly early. It’s treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I’m very hopeful.”
Paul Hembery: “We would have needed to change the hard compound to avoid that, but to do that we would need the agreement from all the teams and we know that is not going to happen.”
“The cheapest tickets for next’s Sunday’s race at Silverstone start at £145 – among the highest of any Grand Prix. This appears to have priced out many F1 enthusiasts as the downturn bites, with a course spokesman admitting to The Independent yesterday that sales “aren’t that strong.””
“Ellinas will conduct a scheduled straight-line aerodynamic evaluation with the team at the UK’s Kemble Airfield on Tuesday.”
Toto Wolff: “On Thursday the judgement comes and we will see whether we can live with it. We have no feelings, neither a positive nor a negative. Our belief is we have done nothing wrong.”
Jenson Button: “It is possible. The big issue is that I don’t think women are given the opportunity at an early age. There are a couple of women racing in Nascar, have actually won races. I think it will change over the years, get women in [at] lower levels but it is a very demanding sport. It is specific training and taking time to get race fit. I personally think it’s possible.”
Thoughts go out to Murray Walker, blood tests during recovery from fall injury showing he has cancer – which is treatable. #F1
— Maurice Hamilton (@MauriceHamilton) June 17, 2013
Racing fans ,millions of them,all wishing Murray Walker best wishes for speedy recovery. Mansell family send their love get well soon Murray
— Nigel Mansell CBE (@Mansell_Nigel) June 17, 2013
— Williams F1 Team (@WilliamsF1Team) June 17, 2013
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Comment of the day
After news that Williams stand to lose £20m after Jaguar pulled the plug on a joint supercar project, F1Fanatic reader @Colossal-Squid has sympathy for the Grove team.
Terrible to hear of more bad news for Williams. Not only are they having the worst season in their history but £20m isn’t exactly pocket change for their organisation either. I really hope Williams can find some success and soon. I can’t imagine F1 without Williams, and I equally can’t imagine that a team as big as Williams can survive long while losing both on the track and off it.
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On this day in F1
Denny Hulme, the 1967 world champion, was born on this day in 1936.
Hulme lost his life when he suffered a heart attack while competing in the Bathurst 1000 in 1992. At the age of 56, he was the first Formula One world champion to die of natural causes.