In the round-up: Lotus has sent its trucks to Monza after being given a payment advance by Bernie Ecclestone as their rumoured buy-out by Renault has led to an invoice from Pastor Maldonado’s sponsor PDVSA being put on hold.
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Lotus head for Monza hoping for good news (Reuters)
"The Lotus trucks were heading to Monza on Tuesday as the financially-troubled Formula One team moved to calm fears they might not make it to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix."
Lotus PDVSA money being held up (Autosport)
"Despite the fact (Maldonado) has a contract for 2016, the Renault takeover means his future is uncertain at this stage, and so the (PDVSA) invoice has been put on hold."
Bernie Ecclestone hands lifeline to Lotus (The Times - subscription required)
"I thought I should cover the wages of the people there to make sure they were all right and so that Lotus would at least get to Spa and, hopefully, to Italy."
More on the Lotus situation (Joe Saward)
"Making this public is clearly not something that Ecclestone would usually do (he loans money to teams on a fairly regularly basis), so there is clearly a desire to use the media to move things along rapidly."
Pirelli in embarrassing U-turn over Vettel blow-out (The Telegraph)
"A full investigation has found the failure was caused by a cut to the tyre, likely from a piece of debris or one of the circuit’s curbs."
Not too late to save Monza GP, says Italian motorsport chief (Motorsport)
"I think with a bit of optimism, there are opportunities for this to happen."
Porsche offers Hulkenberg Le Mans return (Racer)
"Ideally we will have the same three guys back in the third car, but first we have to wait and see about Nico's Formula One situation."
The Throwback Star of Formula One (Wall Street Journal)
"People come up to me and say, ‘Oh, the way you took Turn 7, it’s so much better than others.’ I don’t know if they really can see that. Because when I’m watching, I can’t see the difference."
Motorsport must find a way to protect drivers - Allan McNish (BBC)
"It is abundantly clear that there is a trend about which something needs to be done."
F1's tyre controversy (Motorsport magazine)
"The choice of (tyre) supplier should not be (Ecclestone's) decision. He is not in a position to make an objective assessment."
Ten years at Toro Rosso (F1i)
Franz Tost: "You need engineers and most of the experienced engineers in Formula One have families, they live in the area of Oxford and they have children who are going to school in England, so to convince them to come to Italy was really a difficult exercise."
Circuit of Wales Q&A (Sky)
"It is (FIA circuit grade 1T), which is not an F1 track, we don't have permission for F1, but we don't have a contract for F1 so there is no point in designing a track for F1. We can upgrade it if that ever is a possibility in the future."