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“Daniel has been massively impressive this year. He has certainly exceeded all our expectations. What I find amazing about him is how calm he is in the car. When he’s on the radio it’s like he’s sitting down with a cup of tea and driving one-handed. It’s quite remarkable.”
Magnussen: “I don’t feel like I’m holding this team back in the development of the car. I feel I’m contributing with good feedback and I’m saying what I feel and what I feel is right. I try not to hold back and be shy, I try to open my mouth. As young kid coming into Formula 1 you need to be brave enough to do that, whether it’s right or wrong I’ll let the team figure out.”
“This year, for the first time ever, Silverstone has been given permission to open the Formula 1® Pit Lane to fans on the Thursday before the British Grand Prix (03 July). The Pit Walk is free to all Three Day Ticket holders and gives fans unprecedented access and views into the garages, where teams will be busy preparing for the weekend ahead.”
Maldonado: “I am very motivated. I think we have some good weekends ahead of us and there are still so many races to go. The European part of the season is very important for us, so let’s push hard, do our best and for sure we will be in the points soon.”
“For those of you that are new to F1, the ERS is made up of two separate systems known as the MGU-K (Motor Generating Unit, Kinetic) and MGU-H (Motor Generating Unit, Heat) as well as an Energy Store and electronics. But as F1 on NBC Sports’ own Steve Matchett explains in the above Xerox 30 Seconds To Know clip, the purpose of both the old and new systems are ultimately the same.”
“In celebration of Spielberg hosting a Grand Prix for the first time in over a decade, every living Austrian to have competed in Formula One racing will take to original machinery for a unique legends parade on Sunday June 22.”
Good start of the week with the news of Michael! So happy this is going in the good direction! #KeepFightingMichael
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) June 16, 2014
Encouraging news on Michael's condition this morning. We couldn't ask for a better start to the week. #KeepFightingMichael
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) June 16, 2014
Great to hear some positive news about Michael's condition. #KeepFightingMichael
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) June 16, 2014
— Red Bull UK (@RedBullUK) June 16, 2014
— Marc Priestley (@f1elvis) June 16, 2014
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Comment of the day
This is fantastic news and I share everyone’s joy in hearing it.
But it also makes me filled with sadness and a little despair. I am no medical expert but from everything I’ve heard and read about Michael’s condition, it would seem incredibly unlikely to being borderline impossible that the Michael Schumacher that I worshipped as a young boy will ever come back.
As such, while I still dearly hope there is a road to recovery for Michael, and while I wish nothing less for him than to be able to live with a good quality of life with his family, the balance of probability considering his condition suggests this won’t be the case. I hope I’ve never been more wrong.
Keep fighting, Michael.
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On this day in F1
Nelson Piquet swept to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, leading every lap of the way.
Niki Lauda took second place off team mate Alain Prost, but the latter still had an 8.5 point championship lead.