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“We can afford to be patient – to ask the candidates to wait as we formulate our strategy for the coming years – and I hope not to have to take into account commercial considerations when making decisions on drivers because we have worked hard to build our financial strength without having to rely on sponsorship from a driver. We want the strongest line-up possible to continue the progress made in recent seasons; that is the priority.”
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 28, 2013
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Comment of the day
@Dragoll compares Red Bull’s recent success with the dominance achieved by other teams in the past:
I’m not sure I would class the Red Bull and Vettel domination as the same kind of domination that Michael Schumacher and Ferrari enjoyed in the early 2000s, nor the Williams domination in ’92/93, nor the McLaren domination in the late eighties. Those were truly dominant car/driver packages.
Mercedes started off really well this year, as did Ferrari, but Red Bull has been very quick on development throughout the season and that is why they’re currently leading the championship, other teams are playing catch-up.
From the forum
- Major setback for McLaren-backed Kevin Magnussen following his disqualification from yesterday’s Formula Renault 3.5 race at Paul Ricard. Race two is today.
Happy birthday to Donwatters!
On this day in F1
Giuseppe Farina won the non-championship Goodwood Trophy on this day in 1951.
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