Quotes of the Week

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It was murder out there. There were far too many no-hopers in the race. I was seeing carnage everywhere coming down the hill. Willie Carson, Derby winner on Erhaab.

I was following everyone slowly down the pit lane. The next thing I know, this car is on top of me and I'm on fire. Nigel Mansell, after being hit during the Indianapolis 500.

I'm afraid of nobody. Mary Pierce, before her semi-final against Steffi Graf.

My dad would slap me after I lost a match, or even if I had a bad practice. Pierce.

We needed this win for a million reasons. No 1 was for Ayrton, and it will allow everybody here to go about with a smile on their face again. Ian Harrison, Williams team manager, after Damon Hill's Spanish Grand Prix win.

Ayrton's death will never be forgotten. But motor racing is very demanding, and concentration must be absolute. If there is a God in heaven, and there may well be - Ayrton certainly believed that - then he would not expect anything else but that. Frank Williams.

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