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"The British sports car manufacturer is in talks over a deal to become a brand partner with four-time world champion Red Bull Racing in exchange for brokering a deal for the team to run the championship winning Mercedes-Benz F1 engine."
Jenson Button: "It's not worth even commenting on, because it's not going to happen."
"Asked if he was interested in buying F1 back, Ecclestone said: 'We're talking.'"
"We should also do more stuff with the drivers. We’ve said to Bernie to bring the drivers downtown and show them to the people."
"In Hungary it's going to be like this, Belgium will be worse, probably in Monza will be worse."
"There is a structural difficulty the size of Texas besetting the leadership of the sport."
Jean Todt: "To get agreement in Formula One is probably the most difficult thing I have seen."
"I think we've got the credibility now out there because they see us being there but not just wanting to do something quick and dirty going in. We looked at other people and learned the lessons, that's the only thing I can say, and I think people which are in Formula One see that we are serious."
Be great to see Williams take the front row ,not sure it will happen today
— Nigel Mansell CBE (@nigelmansell) July 4, 2015
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) July 4, 2015
Found the problem what made us not have a good qualifying.A shame after such a strong start.But. The race is tomorrow pic.twitter.com/wNjTKZ2xoT
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 4, 2015
Got caught out with the track limits today so dropped from 7th to 10th. Still all to race for tomorrow. Night 👋🏼
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) July 4, 2015
— Rob Musgrave (@rsmusgrave) July 4, 2015
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Comment of the day
At the moment, FIM requires circuits to be built with smooth verges, so basically artificial grass or asphalt.
In my opinion, the ideal solution for circuits graded for both car and bike races is to have kerb stones which act as a verge for bike races, i.e. bikes will only go onto the kerb stones if they absolutely need to.
Meanwhile, cars can ride the kerb stones and will probably gain some lap time while riding it, with grass running along the edge of the kerb stones. Anyway, something like that. The FIA and FIM should work together to figure this out.
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On this day in F1
On this day in 1970 Jochen Rindt won the French Grand Prix on the undulating Clermont-Ferrand circuit.