In the round-up: Christian Horner is sceptical Mercedes will lend help to struggling rivals Honda.
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Red Bull ready to rise again - Christian Horner Q&A (F1)
"I would be highly surprised it the Honda/Mercedes thing were to happen. Honda has with Mario Illien a very capable man who I think will be able to sort out the issues."
Sauber thought Wehrlein wouldn't return until Spain (Motorsport)
"The team thought that my first race would be Barcelona. For me there was no point. I couldn't believe that I would skip four races, so I said: earlier than Barcelona."
This French driver is in the good graces of 'the Professor' (F1i)
"We still have to see (Ocon) in one of the manufacturer's top teams to see if he can win, but I'm pretty confident in his ability."
McLaren rejects Button comeback criticism (Autosport)
"I think it's good-natured banter, and I think we'll see him focused."
10 Minutes with... Valtteri Bottas (Crash)
"Canada last year, being on the podium with Williams. The car wasn't that great, it wasn't a regular podium finisher. So I think that was definitely one of my best races."
Tech Highlights: 2017 in illustrations (The WPT Formula)
"McLaren’s pace in the final sector in Barcelona shows that their chassis is reasonable, certainly above the other midfield runners but not quite there with the top dogs. The team’s aero department are constantly churning out alterations to the car – the front wing is tweaked almost every race weekend."
Fernando Alonso: Indy 500 'horrible laps' await McLaren driver (BBC)
"Gil de Ferran, my coach, my mentor, told me the four laps in qualifying will be the most horrible you've ever done because the car is very on the limit."
Fernando Alonso interview: 'I will finish Indy as a better driver' (Racer)
"Obviously sometimes it's not ideal in the sense that you need to talk to the engineers. It's the right moment when you've got a fresh run in your head, so you want to talk about something. You remove the helmet and you would like to talk with the engineer, but you spend 20 seconds there with the fans."
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On this day in F1
- Graham Hill took his first win today in 1962 at Zandvoort after Jim Clark’s new Lotus broke down.