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Motorsport director Paul Hembery: “At the end of the day the more races you have the more value you create – ultimately – because you get more visibility. So we’re not against doing more races, it just creates for everybody a practical human problem because people struggle with their natural lives so you might have to double up in some areas and create a duplication of roles, but you live with it.”
Paddy Lowe: “Our car is very quick. There are other cars running that power unit that aren’t as quick, so it’s a whole system.”
“[Vijay Mallya’s] Kingfisher Airlines already owes 7,500 crore [Rupees, £731m] to a consortium of 17 banks, (see accompanying story and box) with the State Bank of India topping the list.”
Been having a relaxing break. Beach, sun, lots of food & a couple fresh beverages 😉 time to get back into it. Cant wait, feeling refreshed!
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) August 10, 2014
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— Felipe Massa (@MassaFelipe19) August 10, 2014
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Comment of the day
However I selected this one from @Me4me as the winner:
With one of his pockets already empty, Fernandes hold a firm hand on the other.
From the forum
- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was involved in an accident in a Sprint car race which killed driver Kevin Ward Jnr
Happy birthday to Glue and Leah Kernahan!
On this day in F1
Happy birthday to former F1 driver Lucas di Grassi who is 30 today.
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