In the round-up: FIA race director Charlie Whiting says Kimi Raikkonen’s reticence is why he is taken seriously when he does speak up.
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"You know if Kimi (Raikkonen) says something it's important, because he never says anything. But if he feels strongly enough about it, he will say something, so you need to listen to what he says, because he actually means it."
"He was renewed because when you are putting together a young team, you need to find a balance. I consider Kimi a champion, who works very well with Sebastian (Vettel) and gives a big contribution to the growth of the team."
"This is a discussion I’ve lived with for 20 years, and we never did it. So I would be surprised if we did it tomorrow."
Work continues on the proposal for an F1 circuit in Greece, with the promoters hoping to announce a deal with Bernie Ecclestone in October.
"Dorna say that the operation consists of 19 Ultra HD cameras, 'including a High Speed, Super Slow Motion Camera and the world´s first live wireless 4K cameras', which compares to 141 HD cameras that Dorna normally take to each round."
Bernie Ecclestone: "The product (F1's engines) is not fit for the purpose. If we were trying to name what we wanted we wouldn’t have had that."
BTW speed freaks, Mr Wolff just predicted speeds of 365 km/h in Monza next weekend. Hold on to your hats :) #TrofeoBandini
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This weekend’s Caption Competition was won by @Eggry:
“Look, Felipe is faster than you…”
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On this day in F1
The 1980 championship fight closed up as Nelson Piquet won the Dutch Grand Prix 35 years ago today while points leader Alan Jones damaged his car’s ground effect-generating bodywork by running over a kerb.
Derek Daly had a fortunate escape when his Tyrrell cleared a barrier in this crash: