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“The new Honda engine is the jewel Ron Dennis talked about years ago. 0.5 – 0.6 sec per lap quicker than the old Honda engine” – Ted Kravitz
Could we see a 0.5 sec leap in performance at Suzuka?
‘Stabilised’ reply of Vettel’s defensive manoeuvre against Hamilton
Hankook ready to take over from Pirelli
Hankooks F1 tyre development programme for 2020 well under way. Track testing has already begun using a Formula 2 car & a Williams FW33 (2011). Former Bridgestone tech director Hirohide Hamshima working in a consultant role.
AMuS (in German): https://t.co/JcqVvRIMcx pic.twitter.com/zP2Xm9LuAk
— Tobi Grüner 🏁 (@tgruener) October 1, 2018
F1 news: Ferrari boss to QUIT, Lewis Hamilton awkward moment, Esteban Ocon offered seat
Ferrari – Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene is set to quit his role with the Prancing Horse, according to reports in Italy.
A large number of Italian outlets are claiming Arrivabene is in line to replace Giuseppe Marotta as the CEO of Juventus by the end of October.
Hamilton – “Honestly it’s very, very hard to find the right words. It’s a very strange feeling,” Hamilton said.
“We’ve had a one-two, we’ve dominated as a team this weekend – the team has done an incredible job.
“It’s never ever in my whole life ever been in the way I wanted to win a race.
“I just wanted to shine onto Valtteri; there’s not many team-mates that would do something like that.
“As I said, I definitely don’t think I have ever finished first and felt the way I do right now.
“It’s definitely a very conflicting feeling because naturally you want to extend the Championship lead and we are a team, yet there’s two Championships – a team Championship and a Drivers’ Championship – so it’s quite a conflicting season and team effort.”
Ocon – Toro Rosso, Red Bull’s junior programme, are keen to have promising youngster Ocon on board with their development side but first they want Mercedes to release him from his contract.
“We have a seat. Mercedes doesn’t have a seat,” Red Bull chief Helmut Marko told Sky Sports.
“If he’s free from all contracts, we could discuss it. I mean all contracts.”
Amazing radio exchange at Ferrari earlier.
Ferrari: "Kimi, do the opposite to Hamilton please."
Kimi: [perplexed] "But I cannot even see him?"
— Nate Saunders (@natesaundersF1) September 30, 2018