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Roberto Merhi Snr: “[Caterham’s administrators] should know what’s going on, because we have a contract that says if any of the main drivers can’t run, Roberto should be driving.”
Former Caterham employee: “It is dismaying to see the amount of publicity surrounding the success of the crowdfunding on the same day that there entire workforce was made redundant while owed seven weeks salary.”
“Mercedes have put the All Blacks’ [New Zealand rugby team] legendary shrink Dr Ceri Evans on standby in case Lewis Hamilton’s title bid implodes in Abu Dhabi.”
Dino Chiesa, who ran Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the same karting team in 2000: “I remember the Australian Grand Prix in 2008. They had their first podium together in Formula One. Lewis called me early in the morning because of the time difference. He was so happy.”
“It is a pity and in some ways a mystery that Hamilton has not achieved the crossover status of his British forebears in Formula One. Sir Jackie Stewart is a national treasure; James Hunt acquired iconic status posthumously; Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill each won the Sports Personality of the Year award twice; yet Hamilton has yet to win hearts universally.”
Congrats ginger racer @antdavidson on becoming WEC World champ, it's about time you joined the World Champ gang!!😜
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) November 16, 2014
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Comment of the day
Congratulations to @John-H who won this weekend’s Caption Competition:
Rosberg gives his best Ron Dennis impression.
From the forum
- Does Caterham’s crowdfund show how fans could make regular contributions to keep smaller teams running
Happy birthday to Mujahid Rahman!
On this day in F1
Twelve months ago Sebastian Vettel just couldn’t stop winning – his United States Grand Prix triumph was his eighth in a row:
- 2013 United States Grand Prix review: Vettel makes history as Grosjean denies Red Bull a one-two in Texas
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