F1 “would always welcome a legend” like Marquez – Hamilton | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton says F1 would welcome a “legend” like Marc Marquez following his recent Toro Rosso test.

What they say

To be honest I never even knew that [Marc Marquez] drove a car and that he had an interest.

It’s a lot easier for them to come here, that’s for sure. They can practice and practice. If I was to go and ride their bike most likely I’m going to break something pretty early on! At least one thing, and then it puts you out for a while.

But it’s exciting and we’d always welcome a legend like him.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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