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CEO Andy Webb: “Every time we return to Russia we are thrilled to see just how much the fans here are embracing Formula One ahead of next year’s inaugural Grand Prix of Russia. The level of knowledge and interest is fantastic and this makes us especially proud to be the only Russian-owned team participating in the sport.”
Jean-Eric Vergne: “For both of us the race went wrong at the start. We both had some clutch behaviour problems and that compromised us badly. We both made poor starts and I went down to 15th place. Not easy to recover from there.”
“From the edge of the infinity pool I have one of the best city views in the world and as I gaze down on the streets being transformed from circuit to public highway in the aftermath of Sunday’s race, I cannot help but be staggered by the achievements of Sebastian Vettel in this year’s Singapore Grand Prix.”
1st win of the year!! Just a pity it wasn't in a car! 10km club run race around the Emperors palace here in Tokyo. Now off to the Sumo 👍
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) September 29, 2013
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) September 29, 2013
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Comment of the day
But I chose this from @Hairs as my favourite:
Now remember, you go down the road, turn left, and the job centre is on your right.
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On this day in F1
Happy birthday to Jochen Mass who is 67 today. Mass scored a single F1 win in the shortened 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.
During his last F1 season in 1982 he was involved in the accident at Zolder which claimed Gilles Villeneuve’s life, and another huge crash at Paul Ricard in which his car landed in a spectator enclosure, mercifully without causing loss of life. He pulled out during the next race weekend with injured ribs.
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