“We obviously have a lot of work to do”
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Peter Sauber has slammed as a “lie” suggestions Romain Grosjean and Lotus apologised for last weekend’s Belgian grand prix crash.
Fernando Alonso, who narrowly escaped injury when the now-banned Grosjean’s Lotus flew across his cockpit at Spa, confirmed that the French driver subsequently said sorry by text message. And Lotus boss Eric Boullier said Grosjean has also spoken to the others caught up in the shunt, including Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez.
Fernando Alonso has rejected claims F1 should consider abandoning its standing-starts in the wake of last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix.
The Spaniard was lucky to escape serious injury when the now-banned Romain Grosjean’s Lotus flew dangerously close to Alonso’s exposed cockpit opening. The incident has triggered renewed calls for F1 to ramp up the cars’ head protection, while some have even suggested the sport might follow Indy’s lead by getting its races up and running with a rolling start.
Fernando Alonso has singled out Lewis Hamilton as a greater threat to his title chances than Sebastian Vettel.
Michael Schumacher on Sunday played down Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion the Mercedes driver is set to return to retirement.
“I’m sorry that he’s leaving us not being a winner (with Mercedes),” the F1 chief executive told BBC One television before the Belgian grand prix. Schumacher, 43, smiled when asked about Ecclestone’s comments after the race.