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“Whatever happens it has to be done transparently. We don’t want people sneaking off behind closed doors – and wearing nondescript helmets.”
Fernando Alonso: “I see it looking good and I think we can give it an 8, a good score. We are definitely not the quickest car, however, it is a very complete car, so I am pleased with it I would say. As for myself, it’s not for me to give a number. I’ve definitely improved a lot since the early years, let’s say we are more complete, but there is always room for improvement race by race with experience, with everything.”
“Although the manufacturer is understood to have been conducting preliminary research into F1′s new engine rules for some time, it is only in recent months that the project has been given the green light.”
“The last thing you want to do is to put an untried tyre on to Silverstone with young drivers … I think that it’s important for your own peace of mind as a team, and each team has to make its own decision.”
“Overtaking is always a good feeling. A couple that have been mentioned recently aren’t necessarily the best moves, but were great moments – going past Sebastian (Vettel) on the last lap at Montreal in 2011 to win the race is one, and overtaking Michael Schumacher at my first ever British Grand Prix is another.”
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— Ant Felix da Costa (@afelixdacosta) July 12, 2013
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Comment of the day
Historic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are great but they do have one drawback:
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- The first part of the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto is today, we’ll be following it on F1 Fanatic Live
Happy birthday to Pawelf1, Robert, Voaridase, Hoolyf1 and Paul Sainsbury!
On this day in F1
And happy birthday to former F1 driver Jarno Trulli who’s 39 today!
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