"Even if it is uncomfortable for the commercial rights holder that Mercedes have been running away with lots of the races and two championships, the longer you keep the regulations stable the more the performance is going to converge between everybody, and this is what is happening now."
"I think the FIA need to decide what they want because they made it clear previously that the independent engine was tabled, it was removed from the table on the basis of these things being offered. If they're now not available – if prices aren't going to come down, convergence isn't going to happen, supply isn't going to be restricted – then the criteria hasn't been fulfilled."
"One of the official stipulations made of Pirelli by the FIA for the 2017 tyres is that they can be used safely at or near to the optimum performance pressures, not something that can be said of the current rubber."
Luigi Piotti died on this day 45 years ago. He had entered his own Maserati in F1 races during the fifties with little success, though he finished sixth in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix (which at the time did not score any points).