John Howett suggests Jarno Trulli won't drive for Toyota next year: "We are in negotiation and we haven't reached an agreement and there is a possibility that we won't close the gap,. At the moment the gap is reasonably large. We have to say there is a very strong probability not [to renew]."
Williams seeks early end to Toyota deal
“Although Williams has another year to run in its partnership with the Japanese manufacturer, moves are now being made for the deal to finish at the end of this year.”
"Ross Brawn has said Rubens is free to win the race, there will be no switch, no team orders."
"Because there were all of these articles and so on, I felt that I had to make a decision. There was the pressure on me to make one, really. In the nicest possible way. So I went down to Goodwood the following year and my lap times were comparable with what I could do normally. I was just a tenth or two off. But I could see mentally that I didn't have the concentration to do it with the same sort of latitude for safety that I had. I was going into corners and I had to force myself to concentrate."
"Badoer is doing the best that could be expected out of a driver who has been out of work for a while. Whether he can improve has yet to be seen, but the fact that he has not made any serious mistakes on the circuit bodes well for his continuing program to gain maximum experience and confidence out of the car."
"The previous version, used since the German GP already looks too simple again, with the new item featuring a complication connection with the front wing's panels."
"The different design is supposedly aimed to prevent air from flowing over the nosecone when the car is turning."
"McLaren has opted to run Lewis Hamilton with its new short-wheelbase configuration for the duration of the European Grand Prix at Valencia."
"With the Milton Keynes-based outfit locked in a close fight with Brawn GP for the title, the team is now undergoing a detailed investigation into whether fast-tracking KERS onto the car for next weekend's race at Spa-Francorchamps will give it an advantage."
"The team believes (or, I should say, we believe it believes) it has gone wrong with its mechanical development at the rear of the car and today they set-up Rubens's car as it was for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in mid-May. They used that as the "control" and then tried various alternatives using Jenson. Along the way they came up with some sparkling performance with Rubens quickest in the morning and Jenson second fastest behind Fernando in the afternoon."
"Todt has been seen as the favourite from the start of the campaign and he has been making all the right noises about what needs to be done. Declaring that he is being supported by people who have not instituted any of the changes up to now raises questions about whether there really will be change in the future, or whether the aim is purely to win power and then go on running the FIA in much the same way as it has been run throughout the Mosley era."
"Our drivers have visors fitted with an electrical demister, which really works a treat at keeping the inside of the visor clear. It works on the same principle as the one in your car windscreen and uses very little power."
Martin Whitmarsh: "I think we all know that the Fernando-Ferrari move has a knock-on effect that ripples through the other teams."
"I hastily switched the conversation to another proud Dad's story Keke had told me about taking a six year old Nico for his first day at the American School in Monaco and leaving him in the same classroom as Nelson Angelo Piquet. "We started on the same day and sat next to each other," Nico recalled, "but I didn't talk to him. He had long hair and I thought he was a girl.""
"Plans for Peter Sauber to buy out BMW are well advanced and that a deal has already been struck with Ferrari for a supply of engines. The funding is believed to be coming from Malaysia, presumably involving Petronas, which has been a sponsor of the team since 1995." Turning back the clock!
"I still don't know what will happen next year, but I'd like to stay in F1 and need to look at the options."
'Nico Rosberg received an unexpected wake-up call while on holiday in Ibiza last week. He was woken at 0700 by a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and was duly given a random drugs test. “My girlfriend took the call,” says Nico, “so it was lucky that the test took place at all because she doesn’t like being woken up early while on holiday!”'
"Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that it has extended its contract with Sebastian Vettel until the end of 2011, with an option for 2012."
Nico Rosberg on joining McLaren: "I have been team-mate with Lewis before so that wouldn't be a problem. It would be fun and very tough also, a combination – sweet and sour."
"The latest systems, which helped carry Lewis Hamilton to the F1 world crown last year, are developed by the McLaren sub company in Woking and will provide competitors with instrumentation, telemetry, modelling and simulation for sports such as canoeing, cycling, rowing and sailing."
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