"We don't want to have remote-control puppets who drive around with a metre distance between themselves. It is not how these guys are calibrated and it is not what people want to see and we don't want to see it either."
"For some people who watched Senna, even putting Lewis in the same sentence as him is offensive. They think Senna was untouchable. Well, it is my opinion – even if some people find it offensive – that Hamilton is the Senna of this era."
"What he really needs is a popular American driver to galvanize support for a sport that lags far behind other mainstream options. Someone like the animated, smiling, tattooed Hamilton, who pranced around the podium stage like a school kid and tossed the first-place trophy in the air and nearly dropped it."
"The behaviour of the driver of the Honda got me back to mind that of the pair of McLaren drivers – Hakkinen and Coulthard – just in that race in Jerez when they did everything they could (were submitted to the FIA transcripts of radio conversations to prove it) to help Villeneuve, having been rewarded at the end with a 1-2 not really deserved."
"From drivers' seats to scoring stands and media centers they rave on about the pressure and unpredictability of 'The Chase' and exclaim about what a great show it makes. And yet not only the crowds at many races but also NASCAR's TV ratings continue to glide steadily downhill to record low levels."