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Rosberg had less power than Hamilton at start (F1i)
"The initial get away was good for both cars but Nico had a little issue with a hotter power unit and when it kicked in after a couple of seconds, he didn’t have the same power as Lewis"
Dennis rebukes Alonso over ‘unprofessional’ race comments (Crash)
"He's in the car, he's frustrated and of course his exposure is to the technical staff, but it was not a particularly constructive way to communicate with everyone at Honda."
Ecclestone ‘was trying to make a point’ Lewis Hamilton TV blackout starts row with F1’s Bernie Ecclestone (The Guardian)
"Another Mercedes executive, who did not want to be named, he said: 'I think Bernie was trying to flex his muscles and make a point.'"
Fernando Alonso: What now for 'embarrassed' McLaren driver? (BBC)
"Ecclestone, insiders say, is also in dispute with the teams about the display of sponsor logos in the garages. And there was a distinct paucity of those broadcast from Suzuka, too."
Button staying at McLaren, says Dennis (Reuters)
"It would have been more constructive if he had known I had no intention to exercise our option to terminate. We did not put it in there to exercise it and we didn't... I informed Jenson accordingly."
Future of British Grand Prix at risk, says track boss (The Telegraph)
"Silverstone has a contract to host the British GP until 2026 but a clause in the agreement with F1's boss Bernie Ecclestone allows it to be terminated as early next year."
Niki Lauda says Red Bull never came back to confirm engine deal (Sky)
"There is something in the past which I do not know. So I went to see Mateschitz myself because I know him and asked 'are you really interested?' and he said 'yes, but, but, but...'."
2016 F1 season now heading for March 20 start in Australia (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"Ecclestone had been considering moving the Australian GP from the currently scheduled April 3 to March 27. However, that is the Easter weekend it, and it seems likely that the Melbourne organisers found it unacceptable given that many locals would be out of town – affecting both spectator numbers and staffing."
Viasat Motors F1-podd (Viasat Motor via acast)
Essential listening for anyone with an interest in Formula One governance, politics and the financial difficulties the sport faces at present. The English language portion begins around one minute in.