Christian Horner, Bernie Ecclestone, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011

‘Ecclestone should run F1 as long as he can’ – Horner

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Christian Horner, Bernie Ecclestone, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011In the round-up: Christian Horner wants Bernie Ecclestone to keep running Formula One as long as he is able to.

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Horner: Ecclestone key to Formula One (The Telegraph)

“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.”

Massa admits 2014 F1 drive at risk (Autosport)

“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.”

Pirelli in ‘the most bizarre situation’ over 2014 (ESPN)

“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.”

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Valtteri Bottas: “Even in a bad car you always get one or two opportunities to show what you can do.”

Petrov to Marussia: Prove You Deserve Me (RSport)

“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.”

DC kicks Assen in the RB7 (Red Bull)

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 Road Well Travelled: David Coulthard (CSMA Club)

“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 ?ǣ [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.”

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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: