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“We don’t want to have the spin that the championship was decided because one car let the driver down.”
Nico Rosberg: “From a team perspective unreliability is our weakness and we need to get to the bottom of it and try and improve on that.”
“I fumed in the cockpit, so I am already on the way to recovery now. I left most of the anger in the helmet!”
“So just how did Felipe Massa make a set of tyres last 38 laps in the Singapore GP? ‘I was driving like a grandmother,’ joked the Brazilian after finishing a fighting fifth on Sunday night.”
“Probably before half-distance, we had an issue with the battery which would not discharge. It required quite a lot of management to try to help him out and the problem was intermittent.”
Jenson Button: “I would not rather have to think about the only way I have a career next year is with a three car team. I like F1 the way it is.”
“I think cost cutting would have been good for Formula One. I think that would have made the field more even and I think also for the fans it would be more exciting to see more teams evenly matched, even though the racing I think this year has been great in Formula One in general.”
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) September 21, 2014
I am most pleased today. Sahara Force India are 5th in the Formula 1 World Constructors Championship with 117 points. Highest points ever.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) September 21, 2014
Very pleased for Lewis today but 7 wins to Nico's 4 and only 3pts ahead says a lot about points system. Double pts at AD will be irrelevant.
— Manish Pandey (@mpandey69) September 21, 2014
— Marc Cox (@MarcCox) September 21, 2014
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Comment of the day
Does Jean-Eric Vergne’s run to sixth yesterday show he deserves to keep his place in F1?
Vergne did really well today. Those moves at the end and then the charge away from them to get a five-second gap was very impressive.
I’d love to see him get a seat – he was very competitive against Ricciardo last year.
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On this day in F1
The 1974 championship took another dramatic turn 40 years ago today as Emerson Fittipaldi took the lead in the points standings by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park.
Niki Lauda was leading with a dozen laps to go when he hit debris and crashed, ending his championship chances. But Ferrari team mate Clay Regazzoni took second and was still in the hunt, while Jody Scheckter retained an outside shot despite failing to score in the penultimate race.
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