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Fernando Alonso still dreams of adding a third F1 title to his tally (Channel 4)
"I have hopes for 2017 with the regulations that the cars should be much faster and hopefully we will come back to a more normal, extreme F1 car."
Jenson Button: The full package? There's no one better than me (Sky)
"I'd be surprised if the 18, 19-year-old's who come into the sport now could have a 17-year long career in the sport, because the world has changed."
McLaren and Red Bull refused to accept elimination qualifying compromise (Motorsport)
"F1 chiefs will almost certainly get together after the Bahrain Grand Prix to decide what to do for the remainder of the season - and it appears likely that teams will only accept going back to last year’s format in its entirety."
Ricciardo can feel Renault improvement (Autosport)
"I was able to pass some faster cars like the Toro Rosso, the Williams and the Force India, so that was encouraging."
Allan McNish says cockpit safety is top priority (BBC)
"The scariest aspect of Alonso's accident was how close the car was to the wall when it came to rest upside down - and by extension how close his head came to hitting it."
Behind the scenes in Formula 1 (Motorsport magazine)
"The Pirelli supply deal announced on the grid at Sochi last year has still not been inked. The commercial deal with FOM has, but the supply deal with FIA has not. Backdrop to that is the letter that was being prepared by the FIA to frame exactly what is required from the 2017 tyres. Should Pirelli say it cannot meet those demands, what happens next?"
Williams aims to be a driving force as F1 seeks a new, winning formula (The Independent)
"Every element of entertainment is trying to work out how to engage this younger audience because generation X and Y are consuming entertainment in a very different way than our generation did, so it’s a question of how do we capture those people."
Bob Bell: 2017 development should have started six months ago (ESPN)
"The pace of development of the (2016) car will be slow in the early part of the season, but there is a development programme and we will bring upgrades to the car, but it probably won't be as strong a progression as we would do under normal circumstances."
F1 should not try to be like Hollywood - Villeneuve (F1i)
"It is not an artificially manufactured Hollywood show. Any time we head in that direction, the sport becomes less interesting."
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On this day in F1
Lella Lombardi, the only woman to score points in an F1 race, was born on this day 75 years ago. Lombardi died in 1992.
Today is also former Simtek and Virgin designer Nick Wirth’s 50th birthday.