Differences between Hamilton and Rosberg “tiny”

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang, 2013In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn says there’s little to choose between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.


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Lewis and Nico are equals – Brawn (ESPN)

“I think Nico this weekend was perhaps a little bit happier with the balance and got the car where he wanted it for qualifying, and perhaps Lewis didn’t. But the differences are tiny; it’s not like one driver is having a disaster and the other is having a great day. I think it’s just the normal variances that you get, and quite frankly it’s great to see from both of them.”

Warwick clarifies penalty (Sky)

“We were about to leave the room when race control gave us some more footage of the way it had been executed and when we saw the footage I have to say it was dangerous – dangerous on several levels.”

Webber?s Singapore reprimand (MotorSport)

“Rules are rules. The inference of their application in Singapore is more important: Snap out of it, Mark!”

Vettel winning not exciting, says Mercedes chief (The Telegraph)

Toto Wolff: “People said it was boring when Michael (Schumacher) was winning all the time, now people say the same with Sebastian. This is the downside of success.”

Heikki Kovalainen, Bahrain, Caterham, 2013Caterham: Kovalainen an option for ’14 (Autosport)

Tony Fernandes: “It is no secret that I am close to Heikki and I have a lot of time for him, so let’s see.”

Sochi speeding up for F1 debut (Al Jazeera)

Oksana Kosachenko, former manager of Vitaly Petrov: “Formula One grand prix requires around 600 marshals who need to be not only trained for the event but also speak English. In that case we have a big problem as very small percentage of the population can speak English.”

F1 champions Red Bull battle constant threats of cyber attacks and data theft (V3)

“Triple championship-winning Formula One team Infiniti Red Bull Racing faces constant challenges from both internal and external threats as its technological developments provoke the interest of amateur hackers and rival teams.”

The thinking behind a decision ?ǣ Part 1 (Ferrari)

Head of strategic operations Neil Martin: “On Friday, we also carry out many simulations to determine how the others will tackle the race, based on their strong points.”

Nothing Comes Close (Jamey Price Photo)

Stunning Singapore Grand Prix photographs from @JameyPrice.

Tata showcase next-generation video distribution (F1)

“Consumer demand for quality, live content across different platforms is now the norm and with the emergence of bandwidth-hungry production workflows such as Ultra HD, quick turnarounds and availability of content across multiple platforms is becoming a hygiene factor for content owners.”

Rush (History vs Hollywood)

“Though it is suspected that there might have been a rear suspension failure, which is depicted in the Rush movie, footage of the crash shows Lauda’s car fishtailing as he loses control and veers into the wall, which could have also been the result of a damp spot on the track where he entered the bend.”

Essex man Russ Bost builds own ‘F1′ car (BBC)

“Inspired by Formula One, Mr Bost’s car is road legal with number plates and a tax disc and he uses it to run errands.”


Comment of the day

Linda1 on the battle between Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher featured in yesterday’s round-up:

That battle between Prost and Schumacher could never happen today sadly.

The DRS would have got Prost by very easily. But equally importantly Schumacher would never have got the lead with today’s tyres and tyre regulations.

Schumacher won that race by planning two stops, but when tyre wear was better than expected and he found himself in the lead he ditched the planned second stop and tried to hold on to the end.

Today the tyres would have fallen to bits forcing a second stop or seeing him so uncompetitive Prost would be past easily. But also he?d have had to do a second stop anyway in order to run both compounds.

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On this day in F1

Mika Hakkinen reasserted himself in the 1998 championship battle by winning the Luxembourg Grand Prix at the Nurburgring (in Germany, of course) on this day 15 years ago.

The Ferrari drivers occupied the front row but Hakkinen passed Eddie Irvine early in the race then jumped Michael Schumacher at the first round of pit stops to regain a four-point margin over his title rival. David Coulthard claimed third.

Here’s the start of the race:


Images ?? Daimler/Hoch Zwei, Caterham/LAT

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143 comments on Differences between Hamilton and Rosberg “tiny”

  1. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 27th September 2013, 10:28

    I just hope the Tata Communications thing means that we can watch F1 races live on Youtube. The Indian Premier League does it…..F1 is way behind when it comes to fan involvement

    • Optimaximal (@optimaximal) said on 27th September 2013, 10:40

      To be honest, that’s only down to back-room contracts and money-men keeping everything to themselves.

      Once FOM finally turns a corner, we can probably expect at least some level of web streaming without having to sign up to excessive television packages or downright despicably-priced 24-hour passes. Heck, it’s cheaper for them than bouncing signals off space junk.

  2. stefano (@alfa145) said on 27th September 2013, 15:16

    my god those pictures in the link are stunning, crazy awesome. wow

  3. Shrieker (@shrieker) said on 27th September 2013, 15:40


    “He hit the pit limiter”

    That’s a hilarious argument. The team would’ve known right away that the pit limiter was activated.

  4. I appreciate the “On this day in F1 history” feature and the clips from races of the past. That being said, people need to understand that these are selected highlights and are not (and are not intended) to be an accurate representation of racing at the time. The average margin of race victory in 1993 was about 30 seconds – the same amount as was regarded as intolerably boring recently in Singapore. Watching Prost win in South Africa by 80 seconds, or Senna in Monaco by 50 seconds, would not make for entertaining viewing. It might help people appreciate what we have today though.

    Through the miracle of selective choosing of highlight clips Prost and Senna have come to be remembered as forever locked in wheel-to-wheel combat, when in fact such instances made up no more than a few minutes of the roughly fifty hours of race time they spent together at McLaren.

  5. Thanks for the amazing video @keithcollantine. Really old and GOLD memories.

  6. James (@speedking84) said on 27th September 2013, 19:28

    Kovalainen shouldn’t get the seat at Caterham, he’s a good driver but he isn’t that much better than the current drivers which isn’t good considering the current drivers have much less experience and are constantly improving. Caterham signed Pic for 2014 for a reason, he’s very consistent, has good race pace and qualifying pace. Pic finished ahead of a Sauber in Bahrain, he was also running ahead of Bottas and Gutierrez at Silverstone before the safety car. When you consider that Pic is 5 years younger than van der Garde, it’s amazing that he seems to have a more mature approach.

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