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“The first half of the season we won two races, so Ferrari was far more competitive. This is a fact… when the tyres were changed we paid a big price.”
“It was always my dream to drive for Ferrari and I did it for ten years, eight of them as a race driver. Actually, I had a contract with Ferrari even before then, when I was just a kid really.”
“Others have developed their cars much more than ours during the whole season, but we can still get it in the points.”
CVC co-founder Donald Mackenzie: “It’s been an extremely difficult investment almost from start to finish. It was constant crisis and firefighting.”
“Everybody knows I make the decision at the last minute – well not the last minute – I make the decision after the Force India Christmas party which means in December.”
My Brazilian Grand Prix preview for Unibet.
— Bas Leinders (@BasLeinders) November 20, 2013
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Comment of the day
@Hotbottoms on Lewis Hamilton’s demanding radio messages:
I found this kind of funny:
Bonnington: "OK Lewis, we do need to manage these tyres, we’ve still got some laps to do on them."
Hamilton: "That’s what I’m doing, man. Let me focus."
Bonnington: "Traction was at 1,400 so we do need to manage them, otherwise we’re on a two-stop."
Hamilton: "I’m trying to manage them, man. I’m trying to."
Hamilton: "OK, you need to give me some feedback, man. About my tyres, temperatures. Do I need to push more? Less?"
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On this day in F1
Felice Bonetto lost his life on this day 60 years ago. He had come to prominence four years earlier and started two rounds of the inaugural world championship in 1950. Alfa Romeo signed him for the following season but despite taking a podium finish at Monza, shared with Giuseppe Farina, he soon moved on.
Maserati gave him a full season campaign in 1953 and Bonetto took another shared podium, this time with Jose Froilan Gonzalez at Zandvoort. But he lost his life after the end of the season when he crashed during the Carrera Panamericana road rally in South America.
Image © Ferrari/Ercole Colombo