In the round-up: Paul di Resta doubts he will keep his place in F1 next year.
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“Mr Charles Hollander QC, representing the claimant, told the court that he had received a notice from di Resta’s legal team in recent days informing them that the 27 year-old did not believe he would be driving in Formula One next year.”
“Anthony Hamilton told the High Court in London that Paul Di Resta’s allegations ‘attracted a lot of bad press and has had a serious effect on my family and my business’.”
Illustration of how next year’s Red Bull RB10 might look by Craig Scarborough.
Head of trackside engineering Tom McCullough: “Yes, we had to do a little bit more on the 2013 car than we wanted to but there has been a team working very hard on that and a lot of the lessons we have learned with sorting out this car will apply to next year’s car as well.”
“The new organisers of the championship are Pan Asia Racing Enterprise Ltd. (PARE Ltd), whose CEO is Daniel Audetto, who has worked as a managing director in Formula 1 in recent years at the Super Aguri and HRT F1 teams.”
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) December 4, 2013
— Nico Prost (@nico_prost) December 4, 2013
Listen. Be wise, the beginning of wisdom is the silence. #Samurai
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) December 4, 2013
We've seen an awesome performance by Seb Vettel in 2013. Maybe it'll be appreciated one day. Meanwhile I spend much of my time defending him
— Martin Brundle (@MBrundleF1) December 4, 2013
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Comment of the day
New Jersey resident Brian on his chances of having a grand prix on his doorstep in the near future:
No surprise here in regards to the New Jersey Grand Prix. I live about two miles from the proposed site and drive through it everyday on my commute to and from work. The main problem is the two large apartment complexes being constructed adjacent to the track. Until these are completed, there is no chance that any progress on the track (at least along the water) can be made.
I am happy to hear though that it is “delayed” and not scrapped altogether. I ride my bike along the track frequently, and there is no doubt in my mind an F1 race here would be epic!
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