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"If we don't have a competitive engine in the near future, then either Audi is coming or we are out"
"I've been through it with both of them and sort of banged their heads together a little bit. It's difficult to absolutely 100% point the finger at one of them but it's unnecessary."
"He went around the outside of turn one, and I wasn't overly blessed with room. If I had kept my foot in then there would have been contact."
"We are always sceptical about so-called gaps. It can turn against you pretty quickly if you don't stay on your toes and that is what we have done in the last couple of weeks."
"The brake issues that forced Fernando Alonso's retirement from his home Grand Prix in Spain on Sunday were caused by a visor tear-off blocking the right rear brake duct of his McLaren MP4-30."
"I said at the beginning of the year that I don't want to point the finger on aerodynamics, engine and all of this. Otherwise we are creating the usual mess where everybody is freaking out left, right, up and down."
"What is clear, because we are not blind, is the fact that in the last sector we were losing half a second. I am not escaping from the reality, it is there."
"The FIA, Formula One’s ruling body, is to set up a database for motorsport accidents all over the world. The organisation has conducted a two-year experiment with eight countries and is now making the database available to 139 national motorsport governing bodies."
"That is not the case. It’s utter b*******. All stories that have come out money-wise are generally b*******."
Having kicked Renault around in the media for weeks, do Red Bull really think Audi will decide "that's the kind of publicity we want"? #F1
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Comment of the day
Robin Frijns, one of the drivers who featured highly in F1 Fanatic readers’ Alternative 2015 F1 Grid, had a winning weekend at Brands Hatch. FlyingLobster27 contributed this to the Weekend Racing Wrap:
I watched the Blancpain Sprint Series, round two at Brands Hatch.
Two rather nice one-hour races, with feeder series darling Robin Frijns finally getting to race. He had crashed his car in warm-up at the first race of the series in Nogaro, but he and Audi GT3 maestro Laurens Vanthoor (but mainly just Vanthoor) absolutely destroyed the field this time, winning by the best part of 20 seconds in each of the races.
Of course, that means that is was the fights for the podiums places behind Frijns/Vanthoor that were interesting, notably with former Superleague star Craig Dolby and rising GT star Kévin Estre taking the fight to the BMW Team Brasil Z4s.
From the forum
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On this day in F1
On this day 30 years ago ex-F1 racers Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx shared victory in the Silverstone 1000km driving a Porsche 962C. Here are the closing stages of the race, part of the fore-runner to the World Endurance Championship: