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"It’s very frustrating that we’ve been pushed into a position where we’ve got an engine which is quite a long way behind with no obvious light at the end of the tunnel with all sorts of failings."
"So fractured had been Red Bull's build-up to qualifying that new driver Daniil Kvyat said he was 'guessing not driving' as he fought for grid positions."
"If your objective is to win a World Championship, you have to have a strong OEM (original equipment manufacturer) behind you which has the technology and capability to produce a winning engine – and that’s what Honda has, they’ve proven it many times."
"We cannot lose the engine in the first race, so our data set is very conservative for the weekend, so that's the reason why we are down on power with the MGU-K and the engine itself."
"Yes, absolutely I would be happy to change the prize-money distribution if everyone agreed to it but it’s not going to happen."
"It’s a shame, it’s going to be a painful race… but we’ve got to be up there trying to take every opportunity that comes up for us."
"Le Mans racing retains both the human approachability and the technological value long since lost from F1."
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) March 14, 2015
Love overnight F1 when you can get up when you want, fast forward through all the fluff and get straight to the action!!
— Tiff Needell (@tiff_tv) March 14, 2015
— michael collier (@mikeycollier) March 14, 2015
HAM stood at the back at Toto Wolff's media session, said he was from the Daily Mail, and asked difficult questions about contracts
— Adam Cooper (@adamcooperF1) March 14, 2015
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Comment of the day
@Theoddkiwi is at the track this weekend and reckons the cars sound louder now:
Just a note on the sound of the 2015 cars versus 2014. They are definately louder.
I was in the Jones stand at turn one. Last year the cars coming down the straight could sneak up on you. But this year you can hear them coming both down the straights and out of the pits. You can hear them for longer after the have gone past too. Its actually the perfect volume as its loud enough to excite but you don’t need earplugs, so kids can enjoy it more.
The crowds is good, maybe up on last year too so last years sound didnt kill the crowds either. Me and my 10-year-old son really enjoyed the the cars today. The crowd was really engaged too.
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