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F1 stewards too proud to allow appeals - Sainz (Crash)
"Even for pride, they wouldn't change their opinion. I don't think it would change nothing."
Red Bull drivers must be patient - Helmut Marko Q&A (F1)
"We are pretty optimistic that we will make a significant step forward in Barcelona where a big change of parts is coming."
Fernando Alonso to test IndyCar for first time May 3 at IMS (NBC)
"This will be the first career laps on an oval for him, and as such, why he’s getting an extra day whereas fellow Indianapolis 500 rookies Ed Jones, Jack Harvey and Zach Veach will have the standard rookie orientation program later in May as all three have raced on ovals in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series."
Midfield rivals stunned by Renault's progress (Autosport)
"Renault have done a fantastic job over the winter, much better than I thought they would do, but we had identified that as a key issue."
No reason to ban F1's T-wings, says Steiner (Motorsport)
"Last year, Toro Rosso had a few issues with the wheel rims, but they didn't ban the use of rims, they fixed them. It's the same."
Bahrain GP analysis (F1i)
"The architecture does bear some resemblance to the concept used in 2014 and 2015, except that the intercooler was lodged much lower, within the ‘Vee’ of the engine, which did not allow for variable inlet trumpets. By comparison, the radiator looks more compact and has been placed higher on this year’s Ferrar power unit."
'Amazing' Perez is undervalued - Force India (Racer)
"We keep saying that Checo is so undervalued I think in terms of public opinion or whatever. He's an amazing driver – you just give him the slightest sniff of an overtake or a points position and he is there every time."
Vijay Mallya extradition case: Internal process on in the UK, says India (The Times of India)
"Under the 2003 Act, the British secretary of state may only consider four issues when deciding whether to order a person's extradition. They are whether the person is at risk of the death penalty; whether special arrangements are in place; whether the person concerned has previously been extradited from another country to the UK and the consent of that country to his onward extradition is required; and whether the person has previously been transferred to the UK by the International Criminal Court."
Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive (The Guardian)
"As things stand the de facto two-tier grid is a major problem but the vested interests of the big three and their antipathy to giving away their advantage over the midfield has to be overcome."
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