Lewis Hamilton has said he would like to celebrate his 100th grand prix with a win in Hockenheim on Sunday. He made his debut at the Australian Grand Prix for McLaren alongside then team-mate Fernando Alonso in 2007 and after a blistering rookie year in which he finished second went on to win the world championship a year later in 2008.
Jenson Button is optimistic that McLaren's new package of upgrades, their biggest of the season, that they have brought to the German Grand Prix will provide a significant increase in form after lacklustre recent performances that caused them to slip to fourth in the constructors' championship.
Riccardo Russo thought the race was over (it was for him) as he stood up and punched the air, 1 lap too early, in the 2012 Italian CIV championship race.
At the start of the Formula One season McLaren's new car represented both the beauty and the beast.
After two days of apocalyptic, thunderous skies, lashings of rain and the associated mud, traffic and parking problems, Silverstone had braced itself for a final onslaught on Sunday.
Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix, bringing back memories of his famous victory here in 2010. "Not bad for a number two driver," Webber said, after Red Bull had appeared to show favouritism to Sebastian Vettel.
The organisers of the British Grand Prix have encouraged all fans to turn up for Sunday's race, after extremely heavy rainfall over the preceding days during practice and qualifying had threatened the ability of the circuit at Silverstone to cope with the arrival of, and specifically the car parking for, fans.
Frank Williams talks so softly, and with such biting honesty and humour, that it feels imperative to sit so close to him that his hands involuntarily brush mine when he becomes animated.
David Coulthard cannot understand why his old McLaren team are so far off the pace as Formula One prepares to launch the new season here on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton does not need a racing car in order to travel exceedingly fast and as he prepared for the Formula One season he hurled himself into his future life, which promises to be an eclectic mix of music making, designing and the building of a museum which will house his hundreds of trophies and represent his lasting legacy.
The Manor Marussia Formula One team – backed by the former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King and the energy entrepreneur Stephen Fitzpatrick – confirmed on Wednesday that they will return to racing in Melbourne next week.