What are the quotes you remember best from 2008? Here are some of the words that stick in my mind from this season, plus a few that were suggested in the forum.
“I’m going to kick three colours of **** out of the little ******* until he apologises.” David Coulthard on his collision with Felipe Massa in the Australian Grand Prix.
“I could do with a beer.” – Lewis Hamilton on his thoughts during a problematic pit stop in Sepang.
“Zey need more of ze punishment!” – What Max Mosley
said about McLaren in 2007 allegedly said to a group of prostitutes while being secretly filmed.
“I’m just thankful to Lewis for choosing the Ferrari to hit and not me.” Robert Kubica after winning the Canadian Grand Prix.
“All my career I’ve been quick in the wet. I haven’t forgotten how to drive in the wet now I’m in F1.” Felipe Massa on his performance in the British Grand Prix.
“It was actually quite good to drive, but it was **** for racing wasn’t it?” Mark Webber on the Valencia street circuit, continuing Red Bull’s driver’s affinity with words of the four-letter variety.
“Ferrari do not get special treatment from the FIA. Ferrari work diligently with all the systems, they work with the FIA to try and improve things for the future. They have a good rapport with the FIA and they try and find solutions with the FIA. The fact they don?óÔé¼Ôäót come out and criticise the FIA doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót mean that Ferrari get special treatment.” Ross Brawn before the Belgian Grand Prix.
“I believe it was OK.” – Charlie Whiting on Hamilton’s battle with Kimi Raikkonen during the Belgian Grand Prix.
“Are you a racing driver? No. I have been a racing driver since I was eight years old and I know pretty much every single manoeuvre in the book, and that’s why I’m the best at my job.” – Hamilton explains himself to Ferrari’s Nigel Tozzi during the appeal hearing over the Spa penalty.
“For me he was already the surprise of the season. But what he demonstrated, in these weather conditions, making no mistakes and dominating from the beginning was completely top class.” Michael Schumacher on Sebastian Vettel’s first win at Monza.
“When we race on tracks where staging a circus or something else would be better, anything can happen, because the spectacle is supplied by the Safety Car. This is humiliating for F1.” Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo slams Singapore after its first Grand Prix.
“If the Ferrari president is right about the Singapore Grand Prix being a circus then we have to be grateful to him for providing the clowns.” Bernie Ecclestone hits back at di Montezemolo.
“Of I can help, I will help Massa.” Fernando Alonso on the championship battle.
“I know how to win and I know how to lose.” Massa after losing the world championship.
“I love this team, I’m going nowhere. This is the best team in the world. I’m very proud of everything McLaren have achieved. Even when I was growing up, when I first knew that racing was what I wanted to do, I knew that it was McLaren I wanted to drive for. I used to go to the old headquarters and see Ayrton Senna’s championship-winning car, [Mika] Hakkinen’s too. And I used to touch the steering wheels and dream that some day I’d have one with my name on and the number one on the front. And now the dream has come true.” Hamilton after winning the world championship.
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