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Lewis Hamilton says the constant need to manage tyre degradation has a negative effect on racing.
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Australian Grand Prix had one innovation that worked — Lewis Hamilton losing with a dignified smile (The Mirror)
"I just want to attack the guys in front, going like hell trying to get past. But I can’t because I’ve got to look after my tyres to get to the end of the stint. That’s not racing."
Paddy Lowe: New tyre rules add uncertainty and excitement (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"Having three compounds in the race, which was a change we promoted from the middle of last year as being something that would add uncertainty and excitement to the race, I think we’ve seen that play out really well."
Mosley believes Alonso’s crash would have been fatal in 2001 Max Mosley: Horror crash would have killed Alonso 15 years ago (The Telegraph)
"You wouldn’t know for sure without a detailed analysis but generally speaking those sorts of accidents resulted in serious injury or death."
Arrivabene: We were confident Ferrari would win (Crash)
"I don't want to make any excuses, but the last red flag was in 2009 if I'm not wrong."
Ferrari 'shot themselves in the foot' (Autosport)
"Ferrari shot themselves in the foot. I don't really understand what their thinking was."
Verstappen 'doesn't care' about Toro Rosso team orders (Motorsport)
"I don't know and I don't care. Normally I should be miles ahead. It should be fine."
Congratulations to Romain Grosjean - your Driver of the Day (F1)
"Note - in the interests of fairness, multiple votes identified as originating from the same source were not counted."
Channel 4's F1 show off to slow start with 1m fewer viewers than BBC (The Guardian)
"Channel 4’s two and a half hours of coverage, fronted by Steve Jones and David Coulthard, was around twice as long as BBC1’s highlights last year, and peaked with 2.7 million viewers."
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On this day in F1
Five years ago today
Jenson Button became the first driver to lap the Mount Panorama circuit in Australia, home of the Bathurst 1000, in a Formula One car as part of a publicity stunt for McLaren: