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F1 champion Villeneuve turns to electric racing: 'Some see me as a traitor' (CNN)
"I really love racing downtown, in between the walls where there's no margin for error, which is the opposite of what has happened in F1."
Ich schlafe vor dem Fernseher ein (Auto Motor und Sport)
In an interview titled 'I fall asleep in front of the television', Gerhard Berger says when he was racing the driving spectacle was greater, races were more unpredictable and drivers' mistakes were punished more. He also criticises F1's payment structure.
Baku denies F1 race threatened by oil and currency woes (Reuters)
"When the budget for the Grand Prix of Europe was approved, it was initially calculated in U.S. dollars. As a result, we are not expecting any changes to the current event budget."
Baku F1 qualifying to clash with Le Mans start (Motorsport)
"FIA president Jean Todt had said at the end of last year that he expected the Baku race to start at midday."
Mercedes eyes second-shift system (Autosport)
"We just need to be careful with the organisation because with 19 races we've seen the mental and physical limits of the team."
Red Bull to reveal 2016 livery in London on February 17 (Sky)
"Red Bull will reveal their 2016 livery at an event in London on February 17, but the RB12 won't break cover until the first test in Barcelona five days later."
‘Alonso still great’, says manager (F1i)
"Until we see the new McLaren get launched on February 21, we cannot predict anything but I think this season will be better."
The Essential... Sebastian Vettel (F1)
"What are the essential elements of a great racing circuit? SV: Very simple: history. Because all the old tracks have that certain moment of magic. Take Spa or Monza."
'Independent' Press regulator is propped up by Mosley's millions (Daily Mail)
"Impress admitted it will rely on £3.8million in donations over four years from the family of the ex-motor racing boss who became a fervent anti-Press campaigner after the News of the World published photos of him at an orgy."
F1’s Red Bull team are still on thin ice despite their ski slope stunt (The Guardian)
"F1, ridiculously, doesn’t have a marketing department. It relies on the media to promote the sport and then gets sulky when we criticise, as well as praise."
Hunting the new W07, wind tunnel model revealed & F1 tyres explained (Mercedes via YouTube)