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Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull’s F1 withdrawal threat is ‘really odd’ (The Guardian)
"It seems really odd for me, having witnessed Red Bull’s success, and then the moment that they don’t have success, it is like they have been upset about it but I have not seen that with any other team."
Lewis Hamilton column: Paris Fashion Week and designing circuits (BBC)
"I feel that quite often the new generation of tracks don't grasp the true essence of F1. I know there are restrictions to do with safety and so on but the circuits often feel too calculated."
Small teams had 'no choice' on F1 deals (Autosport)
"Even if you sign something, it doesn't make it fair and it doesn't make it right. You have to see why we signed this and what options we had at that time."
Ecclestone rejects Mercedes' TV coverage criticism (Reuters)
"What's it got to do with Niki Lauda? Lots of people were unhappy about things. He came and talked to me about something else."
Hamilton wants this kind of battle with Vettel Lewis Hamilton wants on-track battle with Sebastian Vettel in 2016 (Sky)
"(Bahrain 2014) was like a karting race and that is why karting is so much fun to watch. If we had that in Formula 1 every weekend, we would probably go crazy because it is too exciting. I'd love to have that with me and Sebastian."
Formula One closes in on $8.5bn (£5.54bn) sale to US-Qatari consortium (FT - registration required)
"Stephen Ross, the 75-year-old owner of the Miami Dolphins American football team who heads the consortium, and CVC, the private equity group that owns 35.5 per cent of F1, have “shaken hands” on a possible deal, said two people close to the negotiations."
CVC does not want to sell F1 stake - Ecclestone (Motorsport)
"I am not selling. That is what the problem is."
Raikkonen dismisses Alonso radio qualms (Crash)
"It is a simple thing we have known for years already, the radios usually end up on the TVs. I think it is good for spectators and TV. It makes it more interesting for them to hear what is going on."
Formula One slammed as ‘not saleable’ and a 's*** product' by Silverstone boss Patrick Allen (The Independent)
"'Months and months back I said it to Mr E himself that I can’t sell tickets for a s*** product,' Allen added on the eve of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. "
Silverstone not under threat (The Sun - subscription required)
"Allen says he was misrepresented by comments he made about Formula One being a 's*** product' with reference to the sport becoming dull for fans."
Pastor Maldonado admits F1 future is still uncertain (ESPN)
"When asked if he knew whether the team would be racing next year, Maldonado said: 'Who knows? I hope so...'"
Bernie Ecclestone: 'I can’t make these people do something...' (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"I guess they looked at it as, if we supply engines to Red Bull, maybe they can beat us. If we supply engines to Marussia, maybe they won’t."