Formula 1 Blog – BBC Top Gear
There was an interesting question for Mario Theissen as BMW’s motorsport director emerged from the pits at Monza. Rather than ask for a comment on Kubica’s well-executed third place, a journalist wanted to know if Theissen had any regrets about letting Sebastian Vettel go.
Minardi competed in F1 for twenty years before their Australian owner Paul Stoddart sold the lot to Red Bull in 2005. In the entire time Minardi competed in Formula One they scored 38 points. Today, Sebastian Vettel scored ten points in one go, by putting a Minardi across the finish line first.
It’s refreshing to see a smiling face rather than a hardened campaigner in the post-quali press conference with the attitude that this a chore to got through before the interesting business of a four-hour debrief with his engineer followed by a glass of water and an aspirin salad with his fitness guru.