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Alonso: ?óÔé¼?ôWhen one day [Vettel] has a car like the others and he is fourth, fifth, seventh, these four titles will be bad news for him because people will take these four titles even in a worse manner than they are doing now.?óÔé¼?Ø
Hulkenberg: ?óÔé¼?ôI have proved enough on the circuit that I deserve a chance of being here and to be fighting for wins hopefully one day. I love my job, I love Formula 1, obviously I want to be in Formula 1 in the future and I think there is a very realistic and good chance that I will be.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôMark Webber says it is fitting for him to finish his Formula 1 career on the podium alongside Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, describing them as the “best drivers of the generation?óÔé¼?Ø
Nicolas Todt: ?óÔé¼?ôWe are very confident that we will make the right choice. Obviously it?óÔé¼Ôäós always nice to know your future before the end of the season. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the case, but I?óÔé¼Ôäóm sure a decision will be taken very soon.?óÔé¼?Ø
Ross Brawn: ?óÔé¼?ôLet’s see, we will advise people in good time. It’s a pretty exciting year next year so let’s see what happens.?óÔé¼?Ø
Horner: ?óÔé¼?ôWell, it is the quality of opposition that makes it so rewarding, and yes, what we?óÔé¼Ôäóve achieved is in the history books now. If Red Bull Racing doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót do anything else, what we?óÔé¼Ôäóve achieved is quite remarkable.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôHonda has revealed intimate details of its RA806E 2.4 litre V8 F1 engine to a group of publications including Racecar Engineering. The engine you see pictured here is V023 which finished 3rd in the 2008 British Grand Prix.?óÔé¼?Ø
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 24, 2013
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) November 24, 2013
— Infiniti GP (@InfinitiGP) November 24, 2013
The emotional raising of the plastic cups! pic.twitter.com/BcP1pEf4Ww
— Marussia F1 Team (@Marussia_F1Team) November 24, 2013
Our congratulations to @Marussia_F1Team for a job well done. We'll be back next year…
— Caterham F1 Team (@CaterhamF1) November 24, 2013
— Sam O'Keefe (@SamOKeefe) November 24, 2013
No excuses, messed up the start again today. The procedure is clear but i just didn't get it right. Same as Austin. That destroyed our race
— Heikki Kovalainen (@H_Kovalainen) November 24, 2013
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Comment of the day
With the curtain having closed on Mark Webber’s Formula 1 career yesterday, Fer no.65 reflects on a very personal sporting loss.
For me it?óÔé¼Ôäós been a very emotional weekend. I enjoyed this race, but it was more than just the season finale. It was the end of an era for me, personally, a driver I?óÔé¼Ôäóve supported since 2007/2008, during my final stages of secondary school and all my university stint (which is still going). It brings back all the memories you have of that period, those long lasting seasons, full of joy and dissapointment aswell. Specially 2010.
It?óÔé¼Ôäós fantastic how much your passion turns your mood on and off, and everytime Mark did well, it was all about mondays reading all the articles about it on the newspaper, reading it all, from the press conferences to the team?óÔé¼Ôäós press releases. Every timetable, your eyes switch right away to your driver: ?óÔé¼?ôMark Webber?óÔé¼?Ø. And now that?óÔé¼Ôäós gone. One doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót expect it to last forever, but it?óÔé¼Ôäóll be super weird for a while.
I know he wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót the best driver on planet, but it?óÔé¼Ôäós something you can?óÔé¼Ôäót explain. It ends on high, tho, and that?óÔé¼Ôäós good. Thank you so so much, Mark ! You were part of the reason why I woke up early every sunday for the race.
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On this day in F1
Sebastian Vettel won the drivers’ championship for the third year in a row after a thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix on this day last year.