F1 Fanatic Round-up
In the round-up: Felipe Massa says that, after eight years with Ferrari, he used to speculation about his place at the team being under threat.
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“I’m used to this situation, as it’s been like this since I started my career. The rumours mean nothing, all that matters is the faith the team has in me and I feel that very strongly.”
Max Mosley tells Die Welt current FIA president Jean Todt has not done enough to control costs in F1.
“If you make a mistake you must be penalised. But the decision [the stewards] take sometimes can be quite strong. That’s my opinion.”
“Nasr began karting aged just seven, inspired by his great hero, the late Ayrton Senna. Something about Felipe reminds me of his idol – his driving style is similar in places and possesses a level of consistency many drivers twice his age could only dream of.”
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Comment of the day
Nick recalls some more memorable qualifying sessions:
Austria and Belgium 1998 were very memorable for me.
Jean Alesi and Giancarlo Fisichella fighting over pole in Austria was an impressive sight, even if neither could stick around in the race. I think Damon Hill really outdid the car in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix as well, beating Michael Schumacher in wet conditions.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Katederby, Notna and Derek Taylor!
On this day in F1
Today in 1956 Juan Manuel Fangio won his fourth world championship by finishing second in the Italian Grand Prix. His former Mercedes team mate Stirling Moss won the race.
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