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Hembery unconvinced by value of 2017 changes (Crash)
"If you are in a circuit or watching on TV, you can't see the speed anyway. What you can see is overtaking and battles, and that is really what people need."
Capito set for April/May McLaren start (Autosport)
"I will be here (at VW) for Monte Carlo, I will be here for the next three or four rallies, it could be longer - I don't know."
Sutil leaves Williams reserve role (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"Sutil attended all the flyaway races with Williams in 2015, while waiting at home on standby for European events. Although he sampled the car in the simulator he never actually drove the FW37 on track."
Guenther Steiner Q&A: Haas looking for 'lower-midfield' start (F1)
"What Gene meant is that our chassis is different in construction than the Ferrari and we've had more time to work on it. But that fact is that right now it’s merely a guess as to where everyone stands."
Manor chassis set for further name change (Motorsport)
"Bernie Ecclestone is keen on initials for teams that do not have a strong heritage, and in the past persuaded the Hispania Racing Team to run as HRT, and Midland to run as MF1 Racing."
Strafverfahren nach dem Formel-1-Rennen auf der Streif (Tiroler Tageszeitung - German)
Red Bull face a €30,000 fine for failing to obtain the proper permits for Max Verstappen's recent show run on a ski slope.
Ask Goodwin - Will you be changing your old-fashioned views on motorsport? (Evo)
"How can I sit in a roomful of young journalists and be in raptures over the news that Jaguar is entering Formula E when I remember Jaguar Group C’s days? How can I pretend that I find modern Formula One exciting when I’ve sat in the stands at Old Paddock at Brands Hatch and watched Mansell, Senna, Piquet and co braking from 170mph and turning into one of the most tricky and dramatic corners on any racetrack?"
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Happy birthday to former F1 driver Yuji Ide who is 41 today.