In the round-up: Two F1 world champions have made frank admissions about the increasingly dire state the sport is in.
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Fernando Alonso 'sad' for F1 amid qualifying confusion (ESPN)
"But for us they only know MGU-H, MGU-K, state of charge, super-soft, use mandatory medium tyre. When you are fourth in the race, three laps to the end you need to stop because you need to put another mandatory tyre. Things like that it's normal that they switch off the television."
Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 broken and lacking direction (BBC)
"Hamilton was asked in a news conference if the sport was fundamentally broken, lacking direction or in rude health. The British triple world champion said: 'Probably the first two you suggested. I don't want to say too much but I agree with those.'"
Horner: 'Budget' engine still feasible (Autosport)
"There are no new manufacturers coming in for 2017. It's certainly too late for (them to come in in) 2017."
Daniel Ricciardo Q&A: Early signs point to 'great' season (F1)
"On pure horsepower we should be closer this season - and circuits like Monza and or Spa shouldn't be as damaging for us."
Bianchi's father: FIA 'must go further' than Halo (F1i)
"For Jules, it would not have changed nothing, because it’s the extremely violent deceleration that caused the damage that we know to his brain."
Audi rejects Formula 1 in favour of Le Mans and DTM (Autocar)
"We want to win Le Mans in a championship where electric and hybrid technology plays a very major role, while we are in discussions with the DTM about when we can introduce this kind of technology."
Williams won't run 2016 nose at Barcelona (Motorsport)
"You will have to wait and see, but it won't be here."
Todt hofft auf Audi in der Formel 1 (Auto Bild - German)
Jean Todt repeats his call for Bernie Ecclestone to stop criticising Formula One.
Tough 2 Days of Testing an Eye-Opener for F1 Boss Gene Haas (New York Times)
"I was kind of naive, too, about what goes into making one of these cars run."
Formula One rising star Jordan King on how it takes more than cash to become a champion (City AM)
"If he climbs into a race seat in 2017, will it be on merit? 'It would be naïve not to recognise the perception that he’s there because of me, but the reality is that the two things are independent.'"
SBI seeks Mallya arrest, wants his passport impounded (The Times of India)
"The country's largest lender, State Bank of India, has approached the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) seeking arrest of Vijay Mallya in a bid to recover loans to Kingfisher Airlines, which was promoted by the liquor baron."
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