In the round-up: Daniel Ricciardo’s former team principal Franz Tost doesn’t rate him as highly as current drivers Max Verstappen or Carlos Sainz Jnr.
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"Tost, who has been team supremo at the Red Bull development team since 2006 after six years at Williams, says Ricciardo is just the fifth best driver he has worked with in Formula 1."
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"We’ve got to put the spectacularness back in to Formula One, and I think there’s a great opportunity to do that for 2017."
"We also have an update of our aero package for Singapore, looking towards the 2016 season. This race (in Singapore) will be critical to understand better the data that the car will give us, as it will apply to the concept for 2016."
"It turned into a package, it was the way it worked out, but the general trend is to bring a little bit at each race and that is what we intend to do from herein."
"The German will now make his ROC debut and partner four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel for Team Germany."
"There are great gaping holes in the story, and elements to many of the political scandals which rocked the sport under his watch that I wish had been delved into far deeper."
"Ahead of me on the straight, Michael (Schumacher) had clearly not taken Eau Rouge flat, because I was now catching him at a rate of knots. As we approached Les Combes, ahead of us I spotted Ricardo Zonta’s BAR-Honda, which we were about to lap."
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One thing also worth mention is Vettel’s tendency to have a very strong second half of a season. He did it in every season to date except for arguably in 2011.
Even last year, he seemed to match or beat his team mate a lot more than in the first half, and I’m sure that we all remember his incredible nine out of nine in 2013.
Craig Woollard (@Craig-o)
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