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"F1 is in a good position because we are managing to increase TV figures in many important markets."
"What none of us want is completely unpredictable starts for everybody which then completely devalues qualifying."
"Over the last two decades there has been huge investment in Grand Prix racing. Everything got better, and they have finally reached close to the optimum. The aim was and is to eliminate mistakes and mishaps. I wonder, is there anything left that's not completely perfect?"
What an honour to hang with the incredible and legendary, Jack Nicholson!! pic.twitter.com/Y1ou6Dcegh
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Comment of the day
Neil’s caption was selected as the winner from over one hundred entries this weekend:
Not everyone was impressed by Sebastian’s straw-art version of Kimi’s line through the Montreal hairpin.
From the forum
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On this day in F1
Vittorio Brambilla scored his only grand prix victory in a rain-hit Austrian Grand Prix 40 years ago today. The March driver won when the race was stopped early due to rain, then crashed after taking the chequered flag:
James Hunt came second ahead of Tom Pryce.
However Mark Donohue had been injured in a major crash during the warm-up earlier that day, and lost his life two days later.