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05/12/08
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"It's fantastic to have got the hat trick here in Istanbul. It might really almost be worth asking for a Turkish passport! It was a very tough race but the team worked magnificently, giving me a great car.  Maybe the hard tires worked better today, but from what we saw over the weekend, the softs were more competitive and in any case, the difference was not that great. I want to dedicate this win to two people: to my mother on Mother's Day and to Stefano Domenicali whose birthday it is today."  Felipe Massa, Ferrari F1 driver, third consecutive Turkish Grand Prix winner

"It hasn't really sunk in yet.  It means a lot.  It's the hard work that goes into it.  Indy for our team starts well early in the winter with months of planning and development.  All the time that the guys put in back at the workshop, this is the result.  It's all the effort on their part that makes the difference.  I just put the pieces together." Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 2008 Indy 500 pole winner

“I don’t care. I’m here to race, I’m here to win. If I win, it just makes ‘em more upset and crying on their way home.”  Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, commenting on the fans who thoroughly booed him during pre-race driver introductions for the Dodge Challenger 500 Sprint Cup race which he won.

“All I want is equipment to drive that stays together.  It is really frustrating, but you know what, I’ve just come accustomed to expecting it because week after week it’s something. Something breaks. Something falls off. I give it 110 percent as a driver all the time, and you just want your equipment to last and be able to win these races.”  Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing, commenting after his last place finish in the Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

"They're talking about spending 30 million dollars on it, which would probably furnish Bernie's office, but I don't think it'd build a good F1 track.  They're kidding themselves.  If I was a betting man I wouldn't say F1 is going to be in Melbourne either after 2010."  Alan Jones, 1980 world champion, has cast doubt on a Sydney circuit's ability to host the Australian Grand Prix in the future.

"I care more about what he [Max Mosley] does in the office than what he's doing in the bed -- I don't know that even the majority of people would frown upon what he did.  The only crime he committed was being caught."  Alan Jones, 1980 World Champion, thinks Mosley was set up.

"I'm exhausted.  I definitely need a break."  Suzuki referred to the F1 world as a "piranha club and I kind of feel that I don't want to stick my fingers back in."  He said, "If I could just focus on racing I would think about it.  If someone wants to take part in F1, I'm going to advise them that he better not."  Suzuki also said, "I don't understand how suddenly Nick Fry needs to be commenting on everything.  Honda were our backers and he's not the CEO of Honda.  I have no interest in Nick Fry whatsoever and have no idea what he was talking about."  Aguri Suzuki closed down the Super Aguri F1 team due to a "financial crisis"

"The team invited me to slow my pace so that Michael could get closer to me and to pass me.  In this moment I knew that the time had come for me to go.  That race in the United States was crucial.  When I signed the contract there was nothing to indicate that the drivers would be treated differently.  Inside, I was often angry about it, because everyone claimed that there were no differences between us, but it was an unequal battle."  Rubens Barrichello, F1 driver, commenting how he made the decision to leave Ferrari halfway through the 2005 US Grand Prix

"This is the greatest moment of my career.  I can’t put it into words this moment. A1GP has been getting tougher every season and this year we got the title.  After the first race, winning the title with fourth place felt a little empty but after the podium it feels fantastic. I was a little bit worried by still being sixth after the first pit stop but we had a great second pit stop, and we great pace afterwards.  Brands Hatch gave us a fantastic atmosphere and a great place to win the title.  I broke the driveshaft with all the donuts."  Neel Jani described winning the 2007/08 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for A1 Team Switzerland

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