In the round-up: Gerard Ducarouge, who designed Formula One cars raced by drivers including Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart, has died at the age of 73.
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"Gerard Ducarouge, the veteran F1 designer responsible for Ayrton Senna's first GP-winning Lotus, has died at the age of 73."
"To be honest, I think (Max Verstappen) is amazing. He is a fantastic driver. He has won in everything he did until now, but it's too early (to be in F1)."
"Unfortunately we only have nine teams on the starting grid. Next year Haas will join the Formula One club and then once more we will be ten teams and 20 cars, which is quite a good and successful starting field."
"We've got to be aware of the fact that the time in a Formula 1 car is absolutely so valuable because it's so limited."
"For me it was a clear objective to put the team together without any politics, without any parties or people that were hanging around or pulling left, right, up or down. Now they are all looking the same direction and I am quite proud of this."
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Comment of the day
What was F1’s best ‘all star’ car design team:
Probably the closest to an all star design team would be when Ross Brawn, Adrian Newey and Neil Oatley were all working together in the Lola Haas team in 1986.
Unfortunately, whilst they produced what was probably one of the beast handling cars that season in the shape of the THL2, the engine was simply not up to the job. It’s an intriguing question of what might have been, though, if they had had a better engine to work with.
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