In the round-up: The use of exhaust-blown diffusers is to be restricted from the British Grand Prix.
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“[Charlie] Whiting’s new restrictions have set a limit of 10% of throttle when the driver has lifted off the accelerator.”
“We will just keep talking. We don’t have to rush. There is time to talk so we will keep doing that.”
“The problem is our total TV revenues as a sport are less than $500m (?é?ú308m). By comparison, the NFL is $4.2bn (?é?ú2.6bn) and Turkish soccer is a little bit more than us. I think it’s time that we challenge him.”
Sebastian Vettel: “We brought some rain tyres and I brought a coat and an umbrella. To be honest, there?óÔéĽÔäós not much more we can do now. We cannot touch the cars.”
“Normally on Sunday mornings we look through different safety car scenarios and ?óÔéĽ?Łwhat if?óÔéĽÔäó situations. It was the first time I?óÔéĽÔäód done it for real and was a bit nervy. Some meetings overran and I ended up with about five minutes to go until the race start and I was still trying to work out what we were going to do.”
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Comment of the day
I could only shake my head in disbelief, a huge kick in the teeth for many because this was supposed to be the happy hunting ground for the chasing pack to make up some ground on the leader, but fair play to Red Bull for strengthening their low downforce weakness, and to Seb for making the most of what he has.
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On this day in F1
The Eagle, entered by Dan Gurney’s Anglo American Racers, made its first start in an F1 race on this day 45 years ago.
Gurney raced to seventh in the Climax-engined T1G at Spa-Francorchamps.