"He's won nine grands prix this year and he's been closely matched with Lewis this year and always in the last couple of years. I remember 2014 when we let him down in Singapore and at the last race in Abu Dhabi, actually, this year Lewis is the more unlucky one."
"Asked if the drivers had to take into account the fight with Williams when defending against the likes of Red Bull and Ferrari, Fernley replied: '100%. Our race is with Williams, it’s not with any other teams.'"
"When interviewing him I usually find him a bit chippy and cold initially but then he engages with great insight and eloquence, often chatting for a while after the cameras have been switched off. He becomes what I consider in my overall, although increasingly infrequent, experience to be the real Lewis Hamilton: polite, intelligent, thoughtful."
"Now I know public perception is not everything, but it is all we have to go on; and from where I’m sitting Jenson may not be quite so good a driver as Lewis, but when it comes to the perhaps more important business of what kind of person you really are, he already has that race won hands down."
Gerhard Berger and Benetton took their first victory on this day 30 years ago at Mexico City, while Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet and Alain Prost went into the final race in contention for the championship.