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Alonso: Overtaking not key to 2017 regulations (ESPN)
"Definitely nowadays it is very possible that the car that is running 16th or 17th can overtake a Mercedes. Out of the pit lane with newer tyres you overtake them and pull away. That's difficult to explain to the people in front of the television so the overtakings are probably not as real as they were before."
Danger an important part of F1's appeal, says Hamilton (Motorsport)
"The reason you look as a kid of F1, it's 'these guys, they're crazy. They could die at any moment.' Everyone who comes to me, who's just started watching F1, they go: 'it's so dangerous.'"
Red Bull has screen visibility solutions (Autosport)
"A quick one for now is during pit stops you'd have a tear-off system - NASCAR has something similar. And you can get these coatings on the screens which work a bit like Rain-X on your visor, so stuff just floats off."
F1 text driver? Haryanto sees money in messaging (Reuters)
"Communications Minister Rudiantara told CNN Indonesia that supporters should make their texting 'like taking medicine, three times a day'."
Lewis Hamilton Q&A: Points gap to Rosberg a ‘big deal’ (F1)
"The last two races I have been driving with a loss of performance of nearly one second per race and been trying to climb a mountain with that, which was not so easy."
Red Bull to test head protection design in practice (BBC)
"The Australian is to wear special glasses with cameras in them on his installation lap on Friday so officials can judge the impact of the aeroscreen on visibility."
Red Bull target Ferrari as chance of Renault deal extension mooted (Sky)
"Now asked if they could extend the deal after a brighter start to this year, Ricciardo replied: 'It's definitely not unlikely now. And, if we do get what we hope and what we see from the update, it should put us on a Ferrari power unit level, which is competitive enough for the team and the chassis we have.'"
Romain Grosjean column: Haas brought back down to earth (F1i)
"Looking at the on-track action to-date in 2016, it’s my personal opinion that the Mercedes advantage isn’t as big as it was last year."
India asks Britain to deport Vijay Mallya (The Telegraph)
"India has asked Britain to deport Vijay Mallya, the flamboyant tycoon accused of fleeing to London last month as it emerged that his collapsed Kingfisher Airlines owed £900m to the country’s banks."
FIA president Jean Todt: 'We need to increase the use of electric cars' (CNN)
"We talk a lot about pollution, CO2, climate change, and we have to take that into consideration when we discuss regulations for ongoing championships."
Bernie Ecclestone’s punk phase a reply to F1’s failure to get things done (The Guardian)
"It is very hard not to perceive Ecclestone, as seems increasingly to be the case in many of his statements, as simply playing the role of both Bill Grundy and the Sex Pistols, from their notorious TV interview in 1976. “Say something outrageous,” prompts Bernie Grundy to himself, who duly replies, as the Sexllestone Pistols, with his version of guitarist Steve Jones’s expletive-laden reply."
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