“‘Of course we want to keep F1 for the image of the circuit,’ says Georg Seiler, the managing director of the Hockenheimring. ‘But it must be at a level that works economically. We need to rely on the fans.'”
“It’s my understanding that Lewis (Hamilton) did go and see Charlie (Whiting) but it wasn’t in any way to seek a review of Nico (Rosberg’s) lap – it was for his own understanding of what should be done in the future, how that should work for him in the future. I think that was regrettable. Personally, he should have kept to advice from the team and we can obtain that from Charlie as necessary.”
“The big issue for next year is that many teams – not ourselves but many of the smaller teams – have to freeze their chassis designs at the end of this month. We’re already late for them with a big regulation change.”
“‘I’m happy with the team, we get along really well, we have a good relationship, and I think they like me as well,’ (Pascal Wehrlein) said, turning to the team’s press attaché and inquiring if that was the case. She responded that it was.”
“Mick Schumacher, the son of Michael, was present at the German Grand Prix for Friday practice and was a guest of the Mercedes team as he watched their driver Nico Rosberg go quickest in the morning and afternoon at Hockenheim.”
“Using sport for political gain is neither new nor a uniquely Russian notion, but Putin’s Russia is one of the world’s most striking exemplars. Over $50 billion was spent on the Sochi winter games, the 2018 World Cup is estimated to cost $20 billion, while Russia is rumoured to be paying $50 million a year just for the privilege of hosting the Russian Grand Prix. These events are not intended to boost tourism, but rather to boost Russia’s international standing.”
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Michele Rahal began his career as a professional racing driver in the United States driving for top road racing teams. In 1988, Mr. Rahal retired from active driving and moved on to create motorsports insurance packages for teams, events, facilities and drivers.