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“Q: After Belgium, Williams are just 10 points behind Ferrari in the standings. Will they deprive you of P3?
Marco Mattiacci: You have to ask them. We look at all the competitors and I am not really obsessed with what Williams is doing. We will make the best out of our car and then we fight on the track.”
“The drivers’ championship – let’s be honest, let’s be frank – the drivers’ championship, unless you’re going to get the top spot, what does it matter? You could be second, fifth or tenth, it makes absolutely no difference to me. What makes a difference is the constructors’ because that’s what we’re all aiming for as a group of people.”
Helmut Marko: “I never asked what Mercedes was offering. We did our negotiations, built up our relationship and he decided to go with us.”
Comment of the day
However the winner is this from Henry Becquerel Ryuichi Nakano (@Ryuichi):
Luckily for you there’s no refuelling anymore!
From the forum
Happy birthday to Chris Sz and Meander!
On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher became the first F1 driver to win ten races in a season on this day in 2002, with victory in the Belgian Grand Prix:
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