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"Engineers will still be able to talk to their drivers about certain aspects of the race (listed below), but 'driver coaching' as it has become known will effectively be outlawed. Messages relating to the degradation of tyres and fuel saving via lifting and coasting, for example, are not on the list of permitted messages and will therefore be banned."
"The record books say I have only won here once - in 2010 - but I always think of it as twice, as I 'won' in 2008 as well, only to be demoted to third after the race when the stewards decided I had broken the rules concerning gaining an advantage by leaving the track."
"Button confirmed he had taken a blood test, altered his security arrangements and that in future he and Michibata will only post on social media at home in Monaco for fear of disclosing their location to thieves."
"Jenson, who is worth an estimated £130 million, said: 'I thought, 'Strange, I thought I closed that'. Then I noticed that the outside doors were open and stuff was everywhere.'"
"For sure it doesn't do any good to my and the team's relationship, so it is not fair for us - those kind of rumours."
"We did a few little things in Budapest and tried to do some little things on the simulator as well, but in reality for us it can’t be worse. Our starts haven’t been really good and I think the new procedure employs some new variability, as the teams will find it hard to get the optimum settings in terms of clutch temperature and so on."
"Asked specifically whether his management had spoken to Ferrari, Grosjean said: 'The paddock is small so you always talk. They're not too far away,' he added, pointing towards their motorhome located opposite Lotus's."
"The worst nightmare is a stalled car. If you do have a stalled car, which is a possibility, then it can create a start-line crash."
"There are a lot of smart people in Formula 1. Drivers are capable of doing a lot of things, so I think two or three races down the line nothing changes."
"In Formula One (and also in many LMP1 cars), the TAG-320 ECU processes 7,000 MIPS, the TAG-400i for the Verizon IndyCar Series processes 600 MIPS and the TAG-400N in NASCAR processes 87MIPS, which differ due to the amount of parameters a driver and team are allowed to control within the car and the amount of technological freedom allowed thanks to the technical regulations in force in that series at any given time."
"At the last restart he put in the fastest lap on the penultimate lap, and I think that’s the moment when Michael settled for being World Champion, and not winning the race."
"Alain (Prost) kept the lead at the start from Ayrton (Senna) and Damon (Hill). He was far from at ease with all the complicated electronic systems in the car, but he wasn’t called The Professor for nothing: he drove round his worries and could pull out a lead when he needed to."
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) August 20, 2015
— AlexSala FormulOne (@AlessandroSala1) August 20, 2015
Sabéis que pendiente tiene Eau Rouge? Los que montamos en bici sabemos lo que significa! Un 16%!!! Medido por nsotros pic.twitter.com/nMkAvvnFsb
— Andy Soucek (@ASoucek) August 20, 2015
Verstappen asked (again) about his road licence.KLAXON: HE CANNOT DO A DRIVING TEST UNTIL HE TURNS 18 ON SEPTEMBER 30TH!
— Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) August 20, 2015
@LewisHamilton Thursdays be like…stealing my photo.
— James Moy (@jamesmoy) August 20, 2015
— Mario Keszeli (@techF1LES) August 20, 2015
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) August 20, 2015
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A new 30mm high kerb has been installed at Raidillon corner, turn four, after Eau Rouge. Team managers have also been given instructions what their drivers should do if they run wide at Les Combes (turn five):
“If a driver overshoots the corner at turn five there is a small road along the front of the tyre barrier which leads back on to the track at turn seven, please ensure that your drivers use this when necessary.”
Comment of the day
Should Alonso have left Ferrari 2 years earlier? Ideally, yes but only to Mercedes and allow Hamilton to go to Ferrari or Red Bull but realistically, no as the tifosi were committed and promising the performance of early 2013 for the full season. Should Alonso have left at the end of 2013? Certainly not. McLaren were a customer team, Red Bull and Mercedes had no vacancies and Williams who were the surprise package were at the back of the grid.
The problem with Alonso’s decision making has been that F1 has been in periods of such dominance that there has only really been one car to be in for many of the seasons since he left McLaren. If we assume Red Bull will always promote internally and that Alonso wanted to be loyal to his dream of Ferrari in 2012 then there isn’t a great deal he could have done differently.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Carolynn Clarke, Socalf1Fan, Adamtys and Scuderiavincero!
On this day in F1
This first Turkish Grand Prix was held on this day ten years ago at the Istanbul Park circuit. F1 last visited the venue in 2011.