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“It was a good way to end my career”
An emotional final race weekend in Formula One ended with Mark taking the 42nd podium of his career.
“I could imagine at some stage their efforts to court staff becoming more aggressive”
Honda, to return to F1 in 2015 with McLaren, has begun to poach staff from rival manufacturers like Mercedes.
Dennis flew to Stuttgart to meet with Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche
McLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis went to extraordinary lengths in an attempt to thwart Lewis Hamilton’s switch to Mercedes for 2013, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Ross Brawn is being linked with a sensational return to Ferrari.
Mercedes’ current team boss, who was technical director at Maranello during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era, was spotted meeting with Stefano Domenicali in Ferrari’s hospitality area at Interlagos on Friday.
Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.
Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1′s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice.
I didn’t drive a race car of any description after Le Mans
I used to go and train in the Jordan Grand Prix gym in the hope that I might bump into someone/anyone.
Working with professionals in the GT Championship was a huge learning curve.
Mercedes signed me to race for AMG in the FIA GT Championship in 1998 and I was even paid to race! It was a huge relief for me that I didn’t have to look for money any more.
Petrov is also set to imminently test a rally car
Vitaly Petrov has admitted he could switch to the German touring car series DTM in 2014.
“That’s the nature of the business.”
Red Bull has been weakened, and Ferrari and McLaren strengthened, by F1′s latest personnel moves.
“You have to be realistic and realise that second place was a dream”
Fernando Alonso does not think Ferrari can end its 2013 campaign by finishing runner-up to dominant champions Red Bull.
“What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madness”
Nico Rosberg has described the performance of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull as “crazy”.
“I’m not getting bored!”
Even Sebastian Vettel’s post-race ‘donuts’ are becoming predictable, after the quadruple world champion on Sunday smashed an old Michael Schumacher record in Texas.
Sebastian Vettel is single-handedly better than Mercedes’ entire driver lineup.
That is the provocative claim of Red Bull’s always blunt and outspoken Dr Helmut Marko, as Austin polesitter Vettel prepares to break another record on Sunday.
“The overall package is what has to work” – Taffin.
Renault has played down expectations F1 will become a mere ‘engine formula’ with the new rules of 2014.
“But she wants to drive more”
Susie Wolff’s role at Williams could be stepped up for 2014 to include Friday practice sessions.
“I’m angry to have lost out to Kovalainen”
Michael Schumacher was among no less than seven candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the last two races of 2013.
Brackley investigated and found a “large crack” in his chassis
Lewis Hamilton will tackle the last two grands prix of the season with a new Mercedes chassis.
“Quite often I’ve been ahead of him” – Rosberg
Nico Rosberg thinks he is rounding out his first F1 season with Lewis Hamilton as his teammate “about equal” with the 2008 world champion.
Robert Kubica has admitted it is unlikely he will ever return to formula one.
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali admitted recently that, prior to the Pole’s horror rally crash of early 2011, Kubica was a front runner to become a driver for the fabled Italian team.
Lewis Hamilton has also struggled to shine on Pirelli’s 2013 tyres.
That is the claim of Red Bull’s Mark Webber, who is ending his long formula one career at the end of the season and switching to Le Mans for 2014 and beyond.
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