In the round-up: Pirelli say they will provide tyres designed primarily for performance instead of degradation if requested to do so by Formula One Management.
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Pirelli will produce ‘flat out’ F1 tyres if requested (Crash)
"If we had to produce long-lasting tyres we have to focus on that, if we have to produce tyres with degradation we have to focus on that."
Senna warns F1 about increasing downforce levels (Motorsport)
"They should never give the cars more aerodynamic grip, because that's why the racing in Formula 1 is so poor right now - too much aero."
FIA to present cockpit plan to teams (Autosport)
"For the incidents that killed Justin Wilson and Henry Surtees, such a solution would likely have proven beneficial."
Bernie Ecclestone Won’t Mess With Texas (The Drive)
"Again, finances proved too much, and the New Jersey race has yet to run its first race. Ecclestone has repeatedly said he wants the event to go off, emphasizing again by phone today his desire 'to see if we can make that happen.'"
Meet Formula E’s Mr Versatile (Formula E)
"After Brazil they asked me to do the whole season and to sign immediately. They called many times, Mr Minardi. Mr Rumi (the owner of Fondmetal, co-owner of the team) called many times and Prost said, ‘No, no, you don’t drive with them. Next year you are with me’."
Johnny Herbert on Le Mans 24 Hours success, proving his doubters wrong and why drivers shouldn't rely on noodles (The Independent)
"I stayed in the car but of course had no fluid, no noodles, and my body ran out of puff after the race."
On this day in F1
The first race of what was called the Indy Racing League was held 20 years ago today in the aftermath of the split from the CART series. Buzz Calkins won at Walt Disney World, which closed in August last year. Ex-F1 drivers Michele Alboreto and Eddie Cheever finished fourth and tenth respectively.
Watch the race in full via IndyCar’s YouTube channel: