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“So long as Bernie is able to run the business, then he is absolutely the right guy to be running it. It’s as simple as that.”
“The results will decide whether I stay here or move teams. The possibility to stay is there, but the most important thing is the results.”
“It’s the most bizarre situation we’re in really. We’ve got our agreements in place with the vast majority of people involved; there’s not a clearly defined process but we’re going forward, getting the teams signed up, we’ve got the promoter signed up, we’re working on 2014.”
Valtteri Bottas: “Even in a bad car you always get one or two opportunities to show what you can do.”
“I think definitely [having an F1 race in Russia] helps, because it can’t be the Russian Grand Prix without Russian drivers, you know. Maybe it will motivate some people to support me.”
“David Coulthard and our show car crew decided that it would be a good idea to take the RB7 for a little spin along one of the town’s canal-side walks.”
“The championship is the goal but I’m not sure its the ultimate gauge of how good you were: I competed at that time when you had the most successful driver in the history of F1 – [Michael] Schumacher with seven world championships. So my best was to finish second to him and I’d rather that than having won it in an average period in F1.”
— Caterham F1 Team (@MyCaterhamF1) August 6, 2013
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Comment of the day
Do Red Bull have competition in the constructors’ championship?
If Mercede improves their reliability I think they can win it, simply because Rosberg is more closely matched to Hamilton than Webber is to Vettel. It’s not that hard to close a 69 point gap if they’re consistent enough.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Matthew Mcmahon, Penelope Pitstop, Ell, Foleyger and Mitch!
On this day in F1
The 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix, held 25 years ago today, saw McLaren’s tenth win in as many races and their seventh one-two. Ayrton Senna took his sixth win of the year, and drew level with team mate Alain Prost on points.
Thierry Boutsen was third for Benetton, half a minute behind.
Here’s the start of the race: