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It should be interesting to see how things settle down for the German F1 in a couple of weeks!
Vettel (Red Bull's Nº2 Driver) will be trying to do well in front of his home crowd, as well as Nico Rosberg, Shumi, Sutil et al. I can see it being an aggressive race, and I won't be at all surprised if there will be controversy with drivers taking each other out

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I'm going to rule Schumi out, Nico is a better driver since they both drive the same car! I'd love to see Nico win that race but he'll need a lot of luck besides his talent and car!
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I'm going to rule Schumi out, Nico is a better driver since they both drive the same car! I'd love to see Nico win that race but he'll need a lot of luck besides his talent and car!
+ 1, but that seems to be more like asking for divine intervention.
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Well 5 of the 6 Mercedes powered cars finished in the top 10 at Silverstone. For sure they will be trying to make that 6 of 6 at Hockenheim.

BTW - Schumacher may not be racing quite like he did in his early career but he is still managing to fairly consistently score points. Anyway for a die-hard McLaren fan like me as long as the car in front is silver the world is good.

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I'd be happy with any Mercedes car wining the next race. McLaren has the best chance obviously!
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Sorry, I was out of range for a few days and missed that excellent Peter Gill article. Love the way that guy writes. Thanks, Teut!
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Mark Weber speaks out about the wing ordeal

Mark Webber speaks out about 'The Wing Ordeal'

Wednesday 14th July 2010, 21:50

Mark Webber has spoken about the 'wing-gate' ordeal which plagued the Red Bull team during the British GP weekend.

The Australian issued the following statement apologising for his remarks:

Winning the British Grand Prix was a great thrill for all of us at Red Bull Racing.

"My disappointment on Saturday after qualifying spilled over into Sunday but it was simply due to the fact that I, along with every other driver on the grid, wanted the best possible chance of success.

"Sebastian received the newer front wing for reasons which were not clearly explained to me until Saturday late afternoon. Obviously I can see why a team may at certain points have to favour a driver with more points in the championship, if there are only enough resources to fully support one of us.

"We’ve already debriefed the race weekend at the factory and have cleared the air. It’s now understood that, should we face this unlikely dilemma again, preference will go to the championship points leader.

"Of course things get said in the heat of the moment which, with hindsight goggles on, probably shouldn’t have been said. Formula One is a highly charged and fiercely competitive arena where emotions and adrenalin do run high from time to time like in many sports and my comment on the radio after the race was an example of Australian sarcasm – either at its best or worst depending on how you choose to take it. But rest assured, under the helmet I was massively rapped about winning one of the most prestigious events on the F1 calendar and Red Bull Racing’s local race. It’s a home race of sorts for me; I only live 40 mins down the road and the UK and Buckinghamshire in particular has been home to me for the past 15 years so Silverstone and the British GP are both very special to me.

"Christian Horner and I have known each other for many years; we’re friends and have a strong mutual respect which continues and extends to other activities, such as our GP3 team and interest in finding and nurturing young racing talent.

"The team has produced an awesome car and has come a long way in a short space of time. There are more than 500 people at the Red Bull Racing factory at Milton Keynes and I know that each and every one of them share the highs and lows that Sebastian and I experience during the season. The support we both enjoy is phenomenal and on Sunday evening many of them joined us at Christian’s annual post-race party and celebrated our win in style.

"The respect within the team extends to the drivers. I know I have a very good driver as a team-mate and I wouldn’t want it any other way. We share information freely in team meetings and contribute to the development and improvement of our cars. Seb and I are not enemies, we’re just two drivers that are pushing hard and want to do the best for ourselves and the team, it’s as simple as that.

"The British Grand Prix was a wonderful result for myself and the team; however time moves fast and looking in the mirror for too long doesn’t prepare us for Germany. We’ve moved on."
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