Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz: "If the proposed rules for 2010 remain unchanged, we will not enter next year's championship."
"Rubens’ comments immediately afterwards were those of a disappointed and possibly angry man, but, if anyone’s reading anything sinister into them, I think that they’re very much mistaken. Believe me when I say that, as a professional racing driver, it’s a very personal thing to be publicly defeated by your team-mate. And what it boils down to is the fact that no driver’s personal pride sees him happy to admit being defeated by a man in an identical car." (Thanks Becken for the tip)
"The BMW F1.09 is also nowhere near the class of the field this year and so Nick's defensive ability becomes doubly important to the team. And Barcelona 2009 was an excellent example of how good he really is.
"Team boss Domenicali admitted that such glitches were unacceptable, but said the problems could be solved with hard work rather than personnel changes. "It's easy to say to people 'okay, go home', but that won't improve the situation," he insisted."
Plus, he's already tried that and it doesn't seem to have worked.
'"For years, Formula One has been a beacon of the UK's engineering and innovation capabilities," says senior AIM Research fellow Professor Rick Delbridge of Cardiff Business School who developed the research with Dr Francesca Mariotti of Stirling University. "However, our study shows innovation activity is under extreme pressure. Regulation changes, increased concerns with costs, and limits to exploration and networking for knowledge creation are undermining the innovativeness of motorsport firms."'
"The Catalans do a four-day head count and last year that number was 371,000. This year it had fallen to 213,000."
"Brawn says that work is ongoing in the factory to bring further improvements to the team's BGP001, with the next major upgrade scheduled for the German Grand Prix in July."
"'Rubens, I remember the Austrian race a few years with Michael (Schumacher), early in the season, and you were stopped to allow him to win. Are you afraid that this could happen again, seeing that Jenson is winning so much and you are trying to score points and probably looking for a championship, that this might happen again with the team pushing more for Jenson and you covering his shoulders?' RB: 'Well, I’m very experienced with that, and if that happens, I won’t follow any team orders any more. I’m making it clear now, so everybody knows.' JB: 'I’m going to answer this a bit as well because this affects me. Our strategy said that a three stop was quicker, full stop.'"
"Rubens himself was a little shell shocked afterwards. I was standing alongside SPEED’s Peter Windsor when Rubens gave us an astonishing quote when asked to compare the situation with the one he left at Ferrari: ‘If I ever think that Ross has done something to favour Jenson, I will put my boots up and call it a day. I won’t go into that direction. It’s so much a softer atmosphere, and it was Ross that called me to be driving for him. He’s a guy that I believe in very much, and a guy that I think likes me. So I cannot believe in that. The day he tells me he gave a favour to Jenson is the day that… He won’t see me any more in this, because I don’t need that, I’m much bigger than that.’"
"Motorsport's governing body says it is investigating after a member of the crowd with a blacked-up face was filmed at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The pictures showed a man with a blacked-up face, arms and hands, wearing a McLaren T-shirt and holding a Formula 1-style steering wheel.
An FIA spokesperson said: 'We are aware of it and we are looking into it.'"
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