Your favourite racing-related quotes

Red_Bull

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"Second is first of the losers" - Ron Dennis, circa 1988.

Actually, I have a book full of these somewhere. Erm, where is it...hang on a sec, I'm gonna go for a rummage in my cupboard...nope, can't find it. I'll look tomorrow.
 

bone

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do they have to be about racing? i know some random car related ones

i wasn't speeding officer, i was qualifying
my bike isn't leaking oil, it's marking its territory
98% of all harleys ever made, are still on the road...the other 2% made it back home
 

Karoug

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my bike isn't leaking oil, it's marking its territory
98% of all harleys ever made, are still on the road...the other 2% made it back home

Could also be applied to Ducatis!
 

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Thierry Boutsen after practice in Monaco, 1988, asked about how it went:

"Everything was fantastic today. Had a problem with the engine, problem with the brakes, problem with the T-car, couldn't get a clear lap... Everything was fine!"
 

Joc?

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Thierry Boutsen after practice in Monaco, 1988, asked about how it went:

"Everything was fantastic today. Had a problem with the engine, problem with the brakes, problem with the T-car, couldn't get a clear lap... Everything was fine!"


It's similar to what DC said last year when the team asked him how the car was:
"Its not good. It doesn't turn, it doesn't stop, no traction... Apart from that, its great, having lots of fun!"
 

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"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines"
- Enzo Ferrari (alleged)

it's rubbish but it has something of the old days about it :>
 

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?First you learn to drive fast. Next, you learn to drive fast in traffic. Then, you learn how to do it for 500 miles.? - Alan Kulwicki

?No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.? - Richard Petty
 

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"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always, always cheat." - One of my toughest competitors back in the 90's. He would've the championship more than once had he not been caught.
 

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Ayrton Senna to Nigel Mansell in Hungary, 1992...


"Now you know why I'm such a bastard: it's because I never want anyone else to experience what you are feeling now."
 

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Ayrton Senna to Nigel Mansell in Hungary, 1992...


"Now you know why I'm such a bastard: it's because I never want anyone else to experience what you are feeling now."

That's a good one!
 

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Another one...

Carlos Reutemann and Alan Jones were bitter rivals in the Williams team in 1980-1981. Reutemann tried to "bury the hatchet" and make up with Jonesy, but the Aussie driver replies...


"Yeah, IN YOUR BACK."
 

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Another one...

Carlos Reutemann and Alan Jones were bitter rivals in the Williams team in 1980-1981. Reutemann tried to "bury the hatchet" and make up with Jonesy, but the Aussie driver replies...


"Yeah, IN YOUR BACK."

To be 100% correct I believe it was "Yeh, in your fucking back mate"

Proper Aussie Bloke old Jonesy.
 

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Asked before Adelaide 1994 who will win the championship (Hill or Schumacher), several people in the paddock give some relatively funny answers...

Frentzen: "Problem is, I can't see into the future."
Alesi: "I haven't got, you know, one of those crystal balls..."
Berger: "Piquet. Because he's quickest..." (of course, Nelson had retired 3 years earlier)
Hakkinen: (raising a fist) "I will!" (slaps his hand against his face) "Oh wait... no..."
Briatore: "Damon Hill" (walks away grinning) :lol:
 
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