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Fernando Alonso: 'F1 needs bigger engines. More power. More freedom' (Top Gear)
"TG: What would you insist on if you were designing the 2017 car? FA: Bigger engines. More power. TG: Less aero? FA: Or maybe more aero. More freedom for the teams to develop, and more testing."
Montezemolo defends Alonso's devotion to Ferrari (Motorsport)
"Alonso would have been more (a Ferrarista) if Ferrari, in 2010, had won a world championship that was easier to win than to lose."
Ecclestone failed to buy the Nurburgring, which dropped off the calendar this year Die Formel 1 fur eine Million verkauft (Motorsport-magazin - German)
Ecclestone says that because the Nurburgring owners did not sell the track to him 'they have for two million dollars lost someone who would ensure the race would have been there for 100 years'.
Grosjean admits Haas move is a risk (Autosport)
"It's not a gamble because I have a bit of information which I wanted to have and I feel absolutely 100 per cent convinced."
Who controls the future of F1? Decoding the sport's power battle (Sky)
"The manufacturers have a deadline of January 15 to come up with their own proposals to reduce costs. These are thought to include reducing the number of penalty free engines from four to three to increase engine life, freezing development of certain components and creating a standardised parts list to reduce costs."
Wolff: ‘No silver bullet’ to Mercedes achievements (F1i)
"You have to make the right decisions and mould the best drivers and engineers into a team. Having the right team spirit is often underestimated, however, but it's especially important."
Christian Horner: 'It is never good to conduct your business in public...' (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"When I have been asked a question, I have given you an answer, and if you look at actually what I have said, I don’t think there is anything particularly unfair in the comments that have been made."
On this day in F1
The non-championship Cape Grand Prix held on this day 55 years ago in Kyalami, South Africa, was won by
Stirling Moss driving a Porsche. Jo Bonnier and Wolfgang von Trips completed the podium.