In the round-up: Sebastien Buemi thinks Toro Rosso can rival Force India and Sauber.
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“We have some stuff coming for Spa which hopefully is going to help us,. So hopefully we will be able to close the gap to our competitors. If we do a good job, it’s still very possible to have a strong second part of the season.”
“In the shorter term comes this proposal that they be all-electric in the pit lane, and – short of speed bumps – I cannot conceive of anything more asinine. For a sport these days literally obsessed with safety, could there be a more potentially hazardous introduction?”
“Q: You can only drive at one circuit for the rest of your life – which circuit, past or present from anywhere in the world, do you choose?
NH: For me it would be the Nurburgring Nordschleife because it is a very long circuit and therefore less boring. It is the best circuit in the world anyway.”
“It’s a very happy memory, even if I only finished third. It was a battle against my best mate in F1 – I didn’t call Gilles a driver, I called him the acrobat of the circuits! You could only have that kind of fight with Villeneuve; I think we had the same temperament, the same way of regarding racing, the same hunger to win.”
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Comment of the day
Butler_F1 wonders what kind of ‘free’ Codemasters’ F1 management game will be:
Free sounds good.
But if its like other freemium games out there, you will have a choice of grinding your way threw it to level up/make progress, or pay a few quid and get it unlocked automatically, a bit like Farmville, but with cars, and no cows, potentially groundhogs in Canada though!
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On this day in F1
Ronnie Peterson won his final F1 race on this day in 1978.
Lotus team mate Mario Andretti was eliminated in a crash on the first lap trying to pass Carlos Reutemann.
Patrick Depailler was second for Tyrrell ahead of Gilles Villeneuve. It’s a sad thought that the three drivers on the podium that day all lost their lives in crashes within the next four years.