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“I was surprised to get so much emotion for this thing that I do not feel is a huge change in F1. But again we need to listen to that and hopefully we will take that into consideration.”
“Formula One plans to bolster its online content as early as June after officials at Ferrari SpA and Williams Grand Prix Holdings Plc’s (WGF1) teams called the racing series’ media strategy outdated.”
“As more races have progressed, issue have become more evident and issues and understanding has come to light. Hopefully we can present our case fairly and get the second place back that Daniel [Ricciardo] deserves from Melbourne.”
“The problem is that he’s 10kg lighter than me, so for me to be able to match his times is so difficult because I have half a second every lap which I’m losing just because of the weight.”
“It demonstrates how difficult it is sometimes to judge drivers in inferior equipment because he has grabbed his opportunity and he is really making the most of it.”
Lewis Hamilton: “Someone in the team did a huge study on my pace last week and, as I arrived (in Bahrain)…there was this big document with all the reasons why I was quick. And he (Rosberg) used that to his advantage.”
Gian Carlo Minardi: “German rumour has it that a BMW Board of Directors has been fixed for the month of May to consider a coming back in F1 already for 2015.”
“What was the first thing you did after getting your first seat in F1?
KK: I got on a plane! I was in Japan and had a call from Toyota to say Timo (Glock) may have to pull out of the Brazilian Grand Prix, so I had to fly to Sao Paulo as quickly as possible!”
Ex-Nigel Mansell and Gerhard Berger Ferrari for sale.
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Just arrived in Sweden, for the first time in1.5 months. And it's blue sky's and sunshine! Thanks Sweden, I love it! #ME9
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) April 10, 2014
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Comment of the day
Ross on F1’s mixed messages in Bahrain:
Changing the formula to one based on improving energy efficiency and then erecting 495 lights rather than race in the daylight seems a little backwards to me.
From the forum
- Practice for the first Formula Renault 3.5 race of 2014 begins today amid 11th-hour additions to the driver line-up
Happy birthday to Aniket Garg!
On this day in F1
Mika Hakkinen won the Brazilian Grand Prix 15 years ago today despite being delayed by a gearbox glitch early in the race.
Michael Schumacher took second ahead of Heinz-Harald Frentzen – the latter finishing a lap down and running out of fuel on the final lap.
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