In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton says he’s interested in racing in NASCAR one day.
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"I’d really like to do a NASCAR race one day."
"We're happy and we want to continue at Monza, that is for sure, but we want to do so on the same sort of terms other people pay in Europe because there are no concessions, not at all."
"I agree with Juan Pablo (Montoya), which is very unusual – but I do agree with his point. Juan Pablo, when he raced (in F1), obviously there weren't any sensors because we were both racing then."
"I think that the penalty of the regulation changes over the winter actually did hurt us with the front end of the car, but I think we've now recovered that."
"Indeed, the Spaniard says the result is sure sign that McLaren is making good progress, suggesting that it is just the engine holding it back now by describing the MP4-30 as 'beautifully balanced all season'."
"Whether we’d even have a shot at him or not, I don’t really honestly know."
"In Hungary, Red Bull reintroduced the concept on their RB11, together with a positive set of aerodynamic improvements based on their Silverstone package."
"Reventlow's Scarab might not have won any prizes then, but the marque's cars have become collector's items and will shortly go up for sale at the UK's Goodwood Revival meeting on September 12 for an eye-watering $3.5 million (£2.5 million)."
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Comment of the day
If F1 is sliding towards becoming a series of a handful of manufacturers each running multiple teams does last weekend’s DTM controversy reveal the drawbacks of that model?
DTM proves what a rubbish idea it is to have a small number of manufacturers field a large number of cars each. The team orders there are the worst in any current high level motorsport series.
At worst it comes down to this but even at the usual level it’s disgusting to watch. I have zero and less respect for DTM and although their new format of two races per weekend has improved the racing (it’s still not brilliant though), so I’ve watched most races so far this year, but as of now I’ll stop since such things make this a zero-value motorsport in my opinion.
I can only feel for a great driver like Ekstrom. Imagine if he wins the championship because of this…
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Michele Alboreto scored his final F1 race victory in the German Grand Prix on this day in 1985. Look out for a feature on this race later today on F1 Fanatic.