Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014

Ferrari not worried by Williams threat

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014In the round-up: Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci is untroubled by the threat from Williams who are ten points behind them in the constructors’ championship.

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The Ferrari challenge (F1)

“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.”

Rob Smedley Q&A Part 2 (Crash)

“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.”

Max Verstappen Formula 1 crash VKV City Racing 2014 (YouTube)

Mercedes no factor in Verstappen deal (Autosport)

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

Thank you for another chucklesome selection of Caption Competition entries – particularly those from Nemo87, MichaelDobson13, Colossal Squid, Ryan Petersen, Osvaldas31 and, aprropriately, Verstappen.

However the winner is this from Henry Becquerel Ryuichi Nakano (@Ryuichi):

Jos Verstappen. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014

Luckily for you there’s no refuelling anymore!

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On this day in F1

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