In the round-up: Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says his team hasn’t overhauled Mercedes yet despite their promising performance in testing.
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Mercedes 'is still ahead', insists Marchionne (F1i)
"We had two goals for the Barcelona tests. Firstly, to be competitive with Red Bull Racing. And secondly, to have a reliable car. For me, Mercedes is still ahead."
Damon Hill founds Professional Racing Drivers Association (Motorsport Magazine)
"I cringe when I hear authorities in the sport suggesting that drivers should promote the sport. They should be free to promote themselves as individuals. That’s the best promotion they could possibly give the sport."
Valtteri Bottas: New cars require different driving style (ESPN)
"I've definitively needed to adapt some things on my driving style, take slightly different lines and use slightly different driving techniques."
Ferrari sandbagging 'worries' Red Bull (Autosport)
"What worries me somewhat is I know Vettel very well. He provocatively lifted on his fastest lap on the start and finish straight. "
Points at every race - Esteban Ocon reveals his 2017 target (F1)
"At Barcelona’s pit-lane exit there is that tower that shows the positions in the race and has a clock on top - and when I looked up it was, ‘Wow - I’ve already been in the car for hours.’ I didn’t notice that time was flying so fast. But the next day I got some reminders from my neck!"
Analysis: How big is the McLaren-Honda crisis? (Motorsport)
"There were suggestions that in the configuration it was running at Barcelona, the Honda was 45-50hp down on the engine it had run in Abu Dhabi."
2017 preseason analysis (F1 Metrics)
"Most analyses I have seen published to date have come out in favour of Ferrari, leading to considerable hype for their 2017 prospects. But on closer inspection I find significant flaws, which I think (without inside data from both teams) prevent us from reaching any firm conclusions on which team currently has the upper hand."
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