In the round-up: Felipe Massa says F1’s new Virtual Safety Car means the accident which killed Jules Bianchi could not happen again.
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"After the race that killed Bianchi in Suzuka, some things have changed, such as the Virtual Safety Car. It is a good idea: as an accident the same as his would be impossible to happen today."
"Although his hopes of an IndyCar seat fell through for this year, Magnussen says he will 'definitely' do IndyCar at some point in the future."
"If I’m on the board of a big car manufacturer, I want to see, ‘Where is F1 going, what are the rules, is there stability?’. There are too many question marks, I would say."
"We have confidence about the reliability so we are stepping up the power side. Spa, Monza and the next few races are more power circuits."
"Unfortunately the teams and the governing body did like it so it didn't go any further."
"Any opportunity that comes my way that allows me that opportunity is one that I'll welcome with open arms."
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Comment of the day
Gastaldi makes a good point that it’s the tracks that matter, not their locations.
One thing that everyone seems to miss when lamenting the loss of the German and French Grand Prix is that the new Nurburgring, new Hockenheim and (especially) Magny-Cours aren’t special enough to be guaranteed a place on the calendar. Montreal, Spa and Monza on the other hand…
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On this day in F1
Just three tenths of a second separated race winner Jo Siffert from Jim Clark at the end of the non-championship Mediterranean Grand Prix around to ultra-fast Enna-Pergusa circuit on this day 50 years ago.