In the round-up: Yas Marina will hold the young drivers’ test before the final race of 2011.
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“The development programme, which last year resulted in four young drivers being awarded seats in Formula One, will begin November 15 and end four-days later when the teams prepare to head to Sao Paulo to compete in the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.”
“Land bought by private contractors has encircled several villages near the F1 track with high mud walls and barbed wire, leaving some local people alienated.”
“Domenicali and his crew seem very determined, concentrating fully on their tasks for the second part of the year which I am sure will feature Ferrari in the role of a key player. I expect we will pick up wins to add to the important and historically very significant victory achieved at Silverstone.”
“I like such comparisons. Ayrton Senna was perhaps quicker over a single lap, but Alain [Prost] would win races because of other things. He might be quicker over a race distance, because he could look after his car and his tyres. He knew how quick you had to be to get to lap 60, when the chequered flag came out, not just until lap 30.”
“As well as resurfacing work, it is understood that efforts will be made into improving run off areas and repainting lines on the track ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ after the circuit failed to use non-slip paint last weekend.”
“From amit_mandalia: ‘What’s the latest with getting Ken Block to test an F1 car?’ Found a car for him but need support staff to run and all on holiday this week. We need to re-plan.”
“I’m relaxed, relieved. I’m looking forward to going away after what was a tricky race and getting my head back into gear. I need to have a think about what went wrong, a mistake on the track and other things, but at least the team got some good points.”
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Comment of the day
This was a tough one for me to choose.
Hamilton had a great weekend but made two very costly mistakes which lost him the race. Button drove very well, and while always looking like the second McLaren, drove well, didn?óÔé¼Ôäót make any mistakes, swapped places with Hamilton a few times after his spin and went on to win the race, a level headed and mature drive.
Vettel drove a nice clean race, didn?óÔé¼Ôäót look to have the grip in the first stint but showed a good sense of maturity and brought the car home in second which is great for his championship.
But for me, the really stand-out performances were slightly down the field.
Buemi drove a fantastic race to recover from his starting position to finish in the points, beating his team mate who?óÔé¼Ôäós had the edge on him in the last few races.
My vote though went to Paul di Resta, who has impressed me greatly from the first race of the season, really taking the fight to his vastly more experienced team mate and showing his class. After a few rookie mistakes and a little bad luck, Paul bounced back in Hungary with a fantastic drive in tricky conditions, a drive more expected of a seasoned veteran than a rookie in his first year.
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On this day in F1
Peter Collins was killed during the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring Nordschleife on this day in 1958.
Collins death was a particular below to compatriot Mike Hawthorn, who retired from Formula 1 after winning the championship at the end of the year.
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