As the drivers prepare for the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend the newest among their number – Jaime Alguersuari – is at the centre of a dispute over his suitability to race in F1:
Sebastian Vettel: "I heard Mark was not so pleased about the fact that Jaime is driving this weekend. I think in the end if there is anything to criticise then I think it is the rules. As you can see, you end up having a situation that a driver is entering F1 without having done a single test. So I think it is extremely difficult for young drivers, independent from their age, the next generation, to get to F1 as you have no chance to prove yourself."
Felipe Massa on Jaime Alguersuari: “For me he’s too young. When I came into Formula 1 I was just 20 and for me it was also quite young. I was too inexperienced to ask what I needed from the car so I made some mistakes. For sure I had a very difficult car to drive, but anyway, it was not easy for me.”
"My name is ‘Heimi Al-gay-shuari’." Well that settles one question, then.
Nelson Piquert Jnr responds to questions about whether his place at Renault is secure for the rest of the year: “No, it is not 100 percent settled for the rest. That is why I am going to do my job and let my father do the rest.”
“The BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós lead commentator Jonathan Legard has come in for a lot of stick on the internet. In my view, most of it is wholly unwarranted. Indeed, I am quite confused at the negative reaction he has been getting.” Vee8’s series on the BBC’s F1 coverage tackles the controversial question of commentary.
Official FIA information page
"The team will open its doors to fans for one day only, offering a tour of some of its facilities and the Heritage and Communication Centre where its collection of past F1 machines is kept, as well as attractions such as the team simulator and pitstop demonstrations."
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