In the round-up: Lance Stroll’s family denied a chance for Robert Kubica to test a Williams at Suzuka as the teams considers possible alternatives to Felipe Massa for 2018.
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Di Resta's F1 return hopes (Motorsport magazine)
"Stroll tested the 2014 Williams at Suzuka twice – in the week before the Singapore Grand Prix and again two days after. An initial plan for Kubica to test the day after Stroll was thwarted by the Strolls, who preferred to have their two cars shipped to Austin in readiness for Lance to gain further experience ahead of the American Grand Prix there."
Q&A - Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer (F1)
"We are an engine maker and if the rules change sufficiently that it makes sense – that the costs come down so that a company like us can afford to do an engine – we’d like to do the engine. We would like to be the provider of an independent engine to F1 with our principal customer – that, of course, being our friends at Red Bull."
McLaren pledge to win a race with Renault in 2018 (Daily Express)
"I will not start to create false expectations or put hope in our fans that we cannot fulfil, but I believe that we will at least win a race (next year)."
Di Resta in frame for 2018 Williams seat as doubts persist about Kubica (Sky)
"Due to his ties to Mercedes, who are Williams' engine providers, Pascal Wehrlein has also been linked with the anticipated vacancy. But the 22-year-old's age may have already annulled his candidature as Martini, Williams' principal sponsors, are understood to oppose a driver under the age of 25 partnering teenager Stroll next year."
Force India set for aero and engine upgrades (Autosport)
"There will be some more aero tweaks around the bodywork. There is still lots of to do. It is all relevant for next year so we keep pushing on."
Red Bull and Aston Martin (Joe Blogs F1)
"If the regulations are right, it is expected that the team, Cosworth and McLaren will work together to create an engine for 2021."
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