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Honda motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai: “In terms of the timing of when you will be able to see the engine running in the actual vehicle, maybe it will be around the time you say [January/February 2015].”
“With Russia on its side and in its bank account, Sauber will also be of greater interest to F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, who knows the value of having a good working relationship with a wealthy government. This Putin-approved deal (for deals of this size always are) gives Sauber extra gravitas in any future negotiations they might be having with Prince’s Gate.”
Some previously unheard team radio in the German Grand Prix highlights.
“However, Tyrrell had not considered the critical importance of Goodyear, the official tyre supplier for all F1 teams. The tyremaker had agreed to custom-make one ‘small-size’ model for Tyrrell. But it turned out that Goodyear was not prepared to continue development of the size.”
So it's finally official. I will drive on Friday at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone. Big chance. Big challenge. Can't wait.
— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) July 15, 2013
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Comment of the day
@BasCB sees Sauber’s plight as symptomatic of a bigger problem:
I remember how some people argued that its a bit much to claim that all but the top four teams are pretty tight for their money and all too close to serious troubles.
This shows how its bad that the rich teams dominate discussions about testing, development restrictions etc… as they themselves will not feel the pain of not having money for them but would feel the pain of a budget cap or Resource Restrictions Agreement.
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- Highlights from Sunday’s second IndyCar race in Toronto
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On this day in F1
Alain Prost passed the two Ferraris to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone 30 years ago today.
Nelson Piquet was second for Brabham while Patrick Tambay took third for Ferrari.
Here’s Prost doing battle with his former team mate Rene Arnoux: