In the round-up: Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Sergio Perez needs more experience before he’ll be ready to drive for Ferrari.
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“Perez is a good driver but to drive a Ferrari you need more experience. I think he is one of the potential best young drivers for the future but before putting a young driver in a Ferrari I need more experience and more results.”
“It’s hard to think Felipe won’t win many points in the second part of the season, that he won’t make podiums or fight for wins. He’s got the talent for it.”
“Mr Ecclestone said the IPO may not take place until later this year, blaming a volatile equity market.”
“Spoke to Bernie [Ecclestone] yesterday about possible Mexican Grand Prix. Said talks ongoing, nothing agreed.”
“Major fires in F1 car are now thankfully rare. It’s fair to say the biggest leap in F1 safety has probably been the advent of the flexible fuel cell.”
“Q: What is your greatest weakness?
PdR: Shouldn’t that be for somebody else to say? On a trivial level, it’s that I sometimes don’t know when to stop eating. When you put food in front of me I find it pretty hard to stop. And that runs against my diet, as I always have to look that I don’t get too heavy, as I am quite tall already.”
“McArdle, 43, also understands the role of happenstance, since he owes his good fortune to Whiting’s wife’s cousin, Carleton Jefferis, who saw the Twitter feed and was amused by the Canadian’s clever wit. After Jefferis pointed it out to Whiting, the FIA race boss decided to get in touch. A few e-mails led to an invite to F1’s inner sanctum, where common grand prix fans rarely roam.”
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Two DRS zones in Canada last year, one this year, Mads says:
So with the progress so far, we will see no DRS zones in Canada next year? Probably not, but i’m trying to stay optimistic!
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On this day in F1
McLaren founder Bruce McLaren died on this day in 1970.
Here’s the team marking the 40th anniversary of his death with a minute’s noise in 2010:
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