In the round-up: Nico Rosberg says he was disappointed to discover he couldn’t keep up with the Ferraris in the opening phase of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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"“Pace-wise I was really surprised not to be able to follow the Ferraris. They were just quick, so that was disappointing."
"We are much clearer on why we want to be in F1 and also we are much clearer on the value of the sport and the sort of cost and budget we think we should allow."
"Reliability is one of this team’s strengths so I feel confident that we’ll find the root cause and fix it and that will be the end of it."
Ron Dennis: "(Cost-cutting) is more about hampering the performance of the larger teams than it is about really saving money: it doesn't save anybody money but the smaller teams."
Almost three-quarters of fans (73.9%) say they are against 'using artificial methods to tighten up F1 races'
"Bottas reveals it is the engineers who suggest the perfect clutch setting to pull away from the start, with the drivers adjusting accordingly."
"I hear the 35-year-old driver is in talks with the BBC about co-presenting Top Gear with Chris Evans, who’s also known for a hard-partying past."
A day at the karting track for Fernando and talented young racers. Time for a quick break and some birthday cake! pic.twitter.com/O3YMOe8BG7
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Comment of the day
Surely saying something like that is counterproductive? They should be praising him, not undermining his confidence.
Drivers need to know that the team has faith in their abilities – look at Bonnington’s response to Lewis for an example: he didn’t say “You should be sorry, you messed up the first lap and crashed into another driver”, but he reassured Lewis, telling him not to worry about it.
Even Maldonado’s engineer resisted the temptation to laugh at him when he got his 900th penalty of the day.
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On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher won his home race for the first time on this day in 1995. Title rival Damon Hill led at the end of lap one but then spun into a wall at turn one.