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Romain Grosjean says he wouldn’t have moved to Haas had Renault moved more quickly to take over the Lotus team. Links
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Romain Grosjean: I would have raced for Renault next year (BBC)
"If they had come earlier I would have stayed, but I met with Haas, they made an approach and it was attractive."
Button backs direction of Formula 1 (Autosport)
"I think 2017 is going to be a great year if the changes that have been talked about are pushed through."
Jenson Button rules out Top Gear role after renewing Formula One contract (The Guardian)
"Jenson Button has ruled himself out of being a presenter on Top Gear after renewing his contract with McLaren Honda for the 2016 Formula One season."
Jaime Alguersuari has called time on his racing career Former F1 driver Alguersuari, 25, quits (Reuters)
"I could stay just for the money but I need a change. What makes me happy is music, I am going to make music."
First 2016 F1 test now set for February 22 in Barcelona (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"The F1 teams have agreed to hold the first test of 2016 in Barcelona on February 22-25, sources have confirmed."
How I got to F1, where I live and how I relax (James Allen on F1)
Carlos Sainz Jnr: "As a driver, sometimes you might have go for dinner with a sponsor or someone important and in that situation you can’t just talk about cars, if they’re interested in history, you have to know your history, or if they want to talk about economics, you’ve got to know about economics."
F1’s modern dullards no match for Nigel Mansell and his era (The Times - subscription required)
"With the right breaks, Verstappen is a world-champion-in-waiting and the next multi-millionaire star of the sport. But you wouldn't want to be stuck in a lift with him."
On this day in F1
Just like this year, practice for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix was held in soaking wet conditions: