Summarised F1 news from across the internet: 25h November 2016
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Button: I don’t want to be racing in F1 beyond this year
“I go into this weekend thinking it’s going to be my last race,” Button said in the FIA press conference. “I think that’s the best way. It is going to be my last race. At this moment in time, I don’t want to be racing in F1 beyond this year.”
From the ED: Button will be racing with his helmet design from the BrawnGP 2009 season.
OTD Lite: 2006 – Zanardi overcomes a double amputation
Alex Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a crash five years earlier, tested an F1 car for the first time since his accident. Driving a modified BMW Sauber, he turned in good times which underlined his determination it would not purely be a publicity stunt.
“I was a bit too big for the cockpit of this car,” he joked, “so we cut something off my legs and made me a little bit shorter. I told the guys it was a much faster job than adjusting the pedals. It was just fantastic. A man loses his legs, people expect that he will just go home and change the channels on the TV with the remote control. I have shown that this guy can come back after that accident and have the same life. That is the great thing.”
From the ED: Alex is a truly remarkable man – returning to competitive motor racing since his crash and has had incredible success in hand cycling.
Lewis Hamilton Formula One title win would be one of the greatest comebacks ever, says Johnny Herbert
If Lewis Hamilton pulls it off this weekend to be crowned world champion for the fourth time, it will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in Formula One history because of the issues he’s had.
Hamilton promises ‘interesting’ crew swap story
Lewis Hamilton says he will divulge “interesting” details over Mercedes’ pre-season shake up of its race crew once he retires from Formula 1.
“You’ll have to buy my book down the line in 10 years’ time when I tell you exactly what happened. It will be an interesting read.”