Mark Webber, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2011

Vettel will miss being “pushed” by Webber

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2011In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says he will miss the competition from team mate Mark Webber next year.


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Sebastian Vettel says he will miss F1 rivalry with Mark Webber (The Guardian)

“You can say what you want about our relationship, but in the end we pushed each other very hard. I will miss that.”

Raikkonen: I only joined Ferrari for the money (The Telegraph)

“The reasons why I left from the team are purely on the money side, and the things I haven’t got, my salary. That is an unfortunate thing.”

Relentless Vettel seeking more victories (Reuters)

“I didn’t know it was 53 (points). I knew it was more than before Monza but yeah I’m not trying to get carried away with the gap.”

Ricciardo experience ‘doesn’t matter’ (Autosport)

Vettel: “For next year, with a lot of new things coming in, it probably doesn’t matter so much if you have been around the last couple of years.”

Hamilton out to ace Singapore (F1)

“We do have a great package for the next few races that are mainly high-downforce tracks. We will be quick.”

Button worried about ride height on Singapore bumps (Adam Cooper’s F1 Blog)

“The only thing is we?ve got to be careful with the ride quality of the car, because it?s very bumpy. That?s obviously been a weakness over the whole season, really. It has got better, and we just have to hope that we can put the car somewhere in terms of aerodynamics that keeps us off the deck, because that causes us a few issues.”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari line-up (Sky)

“It will be an incredibly strong line-up. They talk about me and Nico being the strongest package, but I think they will now have it.”

Todt challenged to Presidential Debate (David Ward and Team 2013)

“If the 2013 presidential election encourages open debate… the FIA will be the winner regardless of the outcome of the election. I hope that you will, therefore, agree to participate in presidential debates that will also give the FIA membership a unique and unprecedented opportunity to engage in the 2013 elections.”

Singapore Grand Prix Betting: Mercedes good value for success (Unibet)

My Singapore Grand Prix preview for Unibet.


Comment of the day

How is Massa going to play things over the next seven races, @AdrianMorse wonders:

It will be interesting to see whether he can back up these strong words with strong performances on track. Can Massa talk up the self confidence that he seems to need?

If Massa does ignore team orders, it will be very interesting to see Ferrari?s reaction. Will they fire him, and sacrifice any chance of second in the constructors’ championship? With the championship on the line I’m sure Massa would still play the team game, but currently Alonso is too far away to be thinking of the championship.

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