In the round-up: As teams expect overtaking to become more difficult in 2017, Ferrari technical director James Allison says the sport may rely more on tyre degradation and DRS to increase passing.
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2017 regulations could result in less overtaking (ESPN)
"There are devices to do that... tyre degradation, making sure the tyres are not too uniform in their behaviour through the race, and judging and tuning the size of the DRS correctly so an overtake is possible if you screw your courage up and do a good job."
Newey sees Honda as a threat for 2016 (Motorsport)
"Their problem this year has been that they made the recovery units on the turbo, the MGU-H, far too small. But that is an easy problem to address over the winter."
Michael Schumacher is not walking again despite reports, says Formula 1 driver's manager (The Telegraph)
"Unfortunately, we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true."
Hamilton: I'd never disobey Mercedes (Autosport)
"So, no, I don't make a decision for myself. I want to make sure I make the right decision on behalf of everyone."
Sebastian Vettel’s Christmas (Ferrari)
"The fact is that we have to improve in a lot of areas, aero, engine etc. but I think the results of this season have shown that we are on the right path, so now we just have to focus on ourselves."
Ecclestone adamant F1 will never collapse (F1i)
"Ecclestone says Formula One was not at risk of collapsing even if Red Bull and Lotus had left."
Eddie Jordan blasts 'insensitive' BBC decision to axe Formula 1 and leave 60 staff devastated (The Mirror)
"It is utterly devastating. The week of Christmas is not the time to hear this, compounded by the fact that it’s not long since a lot of the team had left London and relocated in Salford at the whim of the BBC."
BBC F1 coverage loss marks the end of a golden era. What can we expect from Channel 4? (Duncan Stephen)
"The channel has a remit to do things differently, and has a history of innovative sports coverage. In the 1980s it turned NFL and Italian football into cult hits. In the 1990s it breathed new life into the coverage of test cricket. Its recent coverage of the Paralympic Games was widely hailed."
Channel 4 to take over BBC’s F1 TV coverage from 2016 (F1 Broadcasting)
"Whisper Films was set up in 2010 by Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Sunil Patel. And who owns an equity stake in Whisper Films? Channel 4. I think you can connect the dots."