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Mark Webber's ticks and crosses for F1 2017 (Red Bull)
"We all expected such great things from this car this year, but it came out the box very poorly. They had a lot of catching up to do."
Chinese GP set to extend stay (The News Pakistan)
Sean Bratches: "We’ve been working hard with Juss Event, the promoter, and we’ve got an agreement in principle. My suspicion is that it will be executed by the end of next month, fully executed."
Norris: Future depends on Alonso (Sky)
"It really depends on what Fernando does next year. McLaren are doing their best to keep him, he's an extremely good driver as he has showed with a not perfect package this year."
McLaren faces engine dilemma as Honda gets Ilmor boost (Motorsport)
"Although Honda has not revealed exactly who it has been using, sources have confirmed that the highly-respected Ilmor operation is one of those that has been working hard to help it overcome its difficulties."
F1 engine deals getting cheaper - Mercedes (Autosport)
"The very opportunistic and one-sided argument of certain teams to push the engine prices further down, and on the other side to spend £200m plus on chassis development, isn't correct."
Stroll: 'Not a big fan of my second home race!' (F1i)
"I have to admit that, unlike most Formula 1 drivers, Spa is not my absolute favourite."
Honda sees similar gaps between power unit manufacturers (Racer)
"Maybe in Hungary we could say we were very strong even compared to Renault. Not stronger, but closer. Then on a power circuit like Spa or Monza, it still could be tough."
Don Nichols 1924 – 2017 (Joe Blogs F1)
"Don Nichols, the boss of the Shadow F1 team, has died at the age of 92. He was a mysterious character, with many rumours about a history in espionage."
Schumacher's son to mark 25th anniversary of Spa win (Reuters)
"(Sabine) Kehm said it had not been possible to use a 1992 Benetton for the demonstration, due to mechanical and insurance issues, but the 1994 one was in running order and would be transported to Spa from Cologne on Thursday."
Stewart on why loss of camaraderie in the modern-day F1 paddock makes him wince (The Telegraph)
"In those days you weren't supposed to return to the United Kingdom for a whole year. So I called (prime minister) Harold Wilson and said to him: 'Jim (Clark) is one of my best friends and a fellow Scot. I want to go to his funeral even though I know I'm not supposed to come into the UK. Please let me.' I was, on the condition that I didn't talk business."
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