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Formula 1 set to agree plan on 2017 rule changes (BBC)
"It will be judged, early in the 2017 season, on a lap time difference of 0.3secs on a reference circuit, calculated on a metric that defines power-sensitivity (the effect of power on lap times)."
An early Safety Car jumbled the field in China, but is that what F1 needs? (Sky)
"F1 is heading - at the end of this month - for ratifying an under-researched change in the aerodynamics of the cars from 2017 that it almost knows in advance is not going to improve the racing."
Hungarian GP guaranteed through 2026 (Autosport)
"Without giving out secrets regarding the details of our contract, I can tell you we'll be able to organise and run our F1 race for another five-year period under very favourable terms."
Ferrari: Gap to Mercedes is just one tenth (Motorsport)
"With our calculation we believed we were one tenth behind Mercedes, which is a margin that with a final push from the drivers could even be reduced to zero. But it didn't happen."
Parents of man killed in Baku crash call on F1 to improve road safety in city (The Guardian)
"We have been told that driving licences are for sale on the streets of Baku. Surely more must be done to protect those travelling to Azerbaijan this summer."
Fernando Alonso: Career critics must have a crystal ball (ESPN)
"I'd like someone to explain to me why when I left Renault in 2006 they stopped winning races."
Technical analysis: Shanghai (F1i)
"This year, the McLaren-Honda MP4-31 is fitted with a more compact model of steering wheel."
Time 100 Icons: Lewis Hamilton by Mario Andretti (Time)
"The most fascinating thing about Lewis is his life outside the sport. He’s curious: he has spent a lot of time learning about different cultures, and his own background has helped broaden our sport’s appeal."
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On this day in F1
Jack Brabham led a Cooper one-two in the BARC non-championship race at Aintree on this day 55 years ago. Bruce McLaren was second ahead of Graham Hill’s BRM and John Surtees in another Cooper.