Quotes of the Week

"Honda will be no great loss. Just look at where they finished in the championship — ninth. They wasted millions and were a bad example to other teams. In Formula One, teams come and go. It's not the end of the world. Only Ferrari has been there since the start. Now they've gone, we've got a chance to bring in some sense to the teams about how much they should spend." Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Association

"We've finally found a serious engineering challenge for the teams in KERS. Some manufacturers have risen to this challenge, one manufacturer has produced electric systems which will astonish people when they appear, another team is working on a completely new technology which will also astonish. But some leading teams, such as Ferrari, have said that they don't like KERS because it is too complicated. Could you imagine the great Formula One engineers like Colin Chapman (the founder of Lotus) or Keith Duckworth (co-founder of Cosworth) saying, 'I can't do that because it is too complicated'? It is a symptom of a disease in Formula One where incremental change becomes the whole object of the exercise and real, serious innovation plays no part." Max Mosley, President FIA

"The most important issue when presenting a green image is that it is authentic. Honda's 'earth car' was driven more by the perception it wanted the public to have than its true objectives." Ron Dennis, Team Principal, McLaren Mercedes F1 team, questioning if the sentiment was genuine of the manufacturer's 'Earth Dreams' campaign

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