In the round-up: The struggling Lotus team has been given a final chance to resolve its dispute with HM Revenue and Customs over outstanding tax and national insurance payments.
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Lotus F1 team gain reprieve in high court as Renault look to seal deal (The Guardian)
"Summing up, Justice Birrs said: 'The parties have satisfied me there is genuinely a real prospect the first stage of the deal being described will be signed in the next seven days, which will allow significant funding to go into the company.'"
Red Bull confirm split with Renault (Reuters)
"There was no sense in working together any more. You couldn’t put the teams through that any longer."
Engine cost cap, windtunnel ban for F1 (Autosport)
"A majority also agreed to a ban on windtunnel testing, leading to a greater use of CFD, though the specifics have yet to be discussed."
Volkswagen close to buying Red Bull F1 team (BBC)
"The agreement would see VW buy the team and build its own engine, while Red Bull continues as a major sponsor."
Audi swerves fresh Red Bull F1 link at COTA (Motorsport)
"Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich has said that the latest speculation linking the German manufacturer to a Formula 1 entry with Red Bull Racing is 'nothing new'."
Mercedes' F1 engine dominance puts off new teams, claims Bernie Ecclestone (The Independent)
"The problem is Mercedes actually had a big, big start on anybody else because the guy who was there at that time was Ross Brawn and he was on the FIA working group with this engine, knew all about what the engine was going to be and Mercedes started working on this new engine before anybody knew there was going to be an engine change."
“The track was fine the way it was” Changes in track annoy Hamilton (The Telegraph - India)
"I don't like it, it made the track worse. The track was fine the way it was before."
Pirelli set for two-day tyre tests in Abu Dhabi & Paul Ricard (Sky)
"Pirelli are set to be granted test days following the season in Abu Dhabi and then Paul Ricard in January to prepare their tyre range for 2016, Paul Hembery has confirmed."
'Small mistake' caused Alexander Rossi's Singapore crash (ESPN)
"We were trying a couple of new things and I didn't really expect the change to be as extreme as it was."
Rosberg went 'wrong way' with set-up (Crash)
"'No, I went the wrong way,' Rosberg confirmed, when asked if he made progress with his set-up during FP1 and FP2."
Hamilton: Challenge to Mercedes is genuine (F1i)
"They are even closer this weekend and potentially even ahead."