Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2014

Mallya plans to keep Hulkenberg and Perez

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2014In the round-up: Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya wishes to retain drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.


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Force India happy to retain drivers, says Mallya (Reuters)

“We have options on both and I’m very happy with both of them and I see no reason why we should be looking at any change.”

My consistency key to title – Rosberg (BBC)

“It is always going to be a tight battle and I just need to be a little more consistent than the other guy.”

Vettel “absolutely committed” to Red Bull, says Horner (Adam Cooper’s F1 Blog)

“Sebastian’s absolutely committed to the team, there’s no doubt at all that he’ll be with Red Bull next year and he’s enjoyed so much success with the team, he’s happy in the team and the team are very happy with him.”

Capelli behind Monza rescue plan (Autosport)

Ivan Capelli: “It must produce something to improve its situation. I think that for the teams, the garages are average for F1 now. We also have to do a lot for the spectators, that is one of the objectives.”

Lewis Hamilton aims to eclipse Michael Schumacher’s Hungaroring record (The Guardian)

“I just generally love the track. It’s an old classic circuit and they don’t make them like this any more. There’s a lot of braking and that’s where I gain my time, generally. You do have to throw the car around more. It’s been a good track for me.”

How Williams put the dark days behind them (The Telegraph)

Felipe Massa: “Ferrari went through a bit of a tough period. I was thinking that maybe I have a big possibility to stop, not that I wanted to.”


Comment of the day

Azerbaijan is to hold an F1 race in 2016, but how many people live near to it? Here’s one of them:

It’s my neighbour country I can get easily so in theory it’s good for me.

But, be ready to pay the police money (for nothing, of course) on every step, the corruption level in Azerbaijan is beyond anything I’ve seen. It’s like my country in 1991-93 (after the Soviet Union collapsed), but with golden bogs with marble floors.

I’m happy for Azerbaijanis, but honestly, I would like to see France or/and Turkey instead.

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On this day in F1

Lewis Hamilton and McLaren claimed the first win for a hybrid F1 car in the Hungarian Grand Prix five years ago today. His MP4-24 was powered by a combination of a Mercedes V8 normally aspirated engine and Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which had been introduced into F1 for the first time that year.

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