In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone expects this year’s Untied States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to go ahead despite financial worries over the race.
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US Grand Prix 'Will Happen' This Year Says Ecclestone (Forbes)
"I think Austin will happen this year. Epstein is confident. He knows the money is coming."
Ferrari fehlt noch Power (Auto Motor und Sport - German)
Mercedes set the top speed in last week's test, McLaren were slowest 15.3kph off the best pace and 1kph off the next-slowest, which was Red Bull.
Horner: New qualifying easy to solve (Autosport)
"While there may be a slight element of randomness to it, teams will quickly learn to navigate their way through it."
Gene Haas, NASCAR vs F1 (Racecar Engineering)
"The way Bernie works is to have a little bit of democracy. Where the Frances autocratically tell you how it is going to be, Bernie will ask your opinion and then sometimes you get to vote on it, in NASCAR until very recently you didn’t get to vote on it."
Analysis: Does data deal give Mercedes tyre advantage in 2016? (Motorsport)
"It’s crazy how quick the turnaround is now. So I come back in and I barely have time to have a sip of my drink and the data is already downloaded, so I can go back out to do the next run."
Gene Haas: Sponsors will come with results (ESPN)
"We have lots of people who want to sponsor us but they won't pay us the money we want!"
Isola: Positive feedback on ultrasofts after first test (F1i)
"It seems that it's working. The feedback was good. This is not the best track to test the ultrasoft on but at least we have an indication."
Emerging markets drive lifts Formula One's value to $4.8bn (Daily Telegraph)
"Between 31 December 2014 and 30 September 2015, the valuation of the options increased 1.7pc to $12m (€10.7m) giving Delta Topco an equity value of $4.8bn."
Nothing has changed at Force India: Vijay Mallya (The Times of India)
"Nothing has changed at Force India. I remain Team Principal and Managing Director."
Why the Haas model points the way to possible future of Formula 1 (James Allen on F1)
"Success, for Haas, does not necessarily mean winning in F1; it means competing meaningfully, having a strong and sustainable relationship with Ferrari and using F1 to sell Haas Automotion products around the world, scaling the business up three to five fold from where it is today. For a spend of $100m a season, that’s a model many will be willing to explore seriously."
First look at the 2016 cars (F1 Metrics)
"Mercedes will very likely ramp up the pace from here, now that reliability has been so impressively established, but we can at least be fairly certain that Ferrari have not completely dropped the ball, which is always a risk with a totally new concept design."
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