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“Woods has been regarded as F1’s foremost media advisor since his time as the FIA’s director of communications, when he worked alongside the body’s former president Max Mosley between 2002 and 2009. In the summer of 2009 he media managed Jean Todt’s successful presidential campaign and still works for the FIA in a consultative capacity.”
CVC chairman Donald Chairman: “The banks were at the height of a banking boom. They didn?óÔé¼Ôäót read the [Memorandum of Understanding] properly. They didn?óÔé¼Ôäót quite work out that it wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót a Concorde and they lent money against something that turned out to be very flimsy.”
“High level sources from within the investment group as well as the Enstone outfit have revealed that efforts to complete the Quantum deal are ongoing and have been ramped up over recent days.”
“Jenson Button promised the people of Frome the loudest noise they had ever heard and they certainly go it when the Formula One racing champion screamed through the narrow streets of Frome tonight.”
“I think if Formula 1 want to be in a place where the best sport is they really have to look seriously at joining BT Sport and being part of this revolution, because if you’re elsewhere then you’re just going to be left behind.”
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) November 30, 2013
Maldonado to Lotus is indicative of where F1 is at. At least Team Enstone still in business. They've lost many good people but still quality
— Martin Brundle (@MBrundleF1) November 30, 2013
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Comment of the day
Here’s the first winner of our Mark Webber Caption Competitions – and this time the first suggestion proved hard to beat:
“The KERS in this one seems to be working.”
Liam McShane (@Motor_mad)
There’s still time to enter the other two competitions:
From the forum
Happy birthday to James Kehoe!
On this day in F1
One-time F1 racer Guy Tunmer was born on this day 65 years ago. The South African driver started his home race in in 1975 driving a late-generation Lotus 72E for Team Gunston. He finished 11th but was never seen in F1 again. He died from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident in 1999.
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