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In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton says the danger of Formula One is part of its appeal.
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“It definitely is dangerous and I’m glad that it still has that danger factor to it because that’s what makes it so exciting. That’s what separates us from, you know, any other sport.”
Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar: “We had some new parts [in Hungary] and then in Spa and Monza it’s different packages, but for Singapore we will still be pushing and trying to bring more parts to the car because we want to improve and we want to get closer to the top ten.”
“I think it’s absolutely brilliant and I was really happy to see F1 is going back to a super-traditional venue.”
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) August 15, 2013
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Comment of the day
Tom hits the nail on the head regarding the difficulty of comparing F1 drivers:
Impressive performances become more spectacular and more rewarding when the driver has better machinery to demonstrate with.
I’m sure several of this years lower ranked-drivers like Bianchi and Hulkenberg have the potential for greatness, but without a means of delivering it they just have to bide their time and rack up the experience.
They will no doubt be in top fives in years to come.
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On this day in F1
Jackie Stewart won the non-championship Oulton Park International Gold Cup 45 years ago today driving a Matra.
Chris Amon finished less than five seconds behind in his Ferrari with Jackie Oliver completing the podium for Lotus.
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