In the round-up: Eric Boullier says McLaren will be “much more competitive” in their second season with Honda.
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Boullier: McLaren-Honda's worst pain is behind (Motorsport)
"So, yes we have had to take huge pain, and it has been very painful, but I believe from next year already we will be much more competitive."
Michael Schumacher news: Ex-manager claims he's banned from seeing F1 great after ski accident (The Mirror)
"Corinna prevents me any contact with Michael. I've tried dozens of times by Corinna to get a permission to visit, each time without success."
Renault back on F1 starting grid after £1 Lotus deal (The Telegraph)
"It is a leaner outfit off-track, too, after 93 staff were let go, making a £6.8m saving."
Force India can be fourth, says Perez (Autosport)
"I understand to move up to fourth is a big ask, but we have to be aiming for Red Bull and Williams."
State Of Texas Committed To Paying Full $25 Million Formula One Fee (Forbes)
"Comptroller Combs personally wrote to Mr Ecclestone on 10 May 2010 to certify that the state will pay $25 million to the F1 Group’s key operating company Formula One World Championship (FOWC) every year through 2021."
F1 weekend seems to be recession-proof (Calgary Herlad)
"For one weekend a year, we get to act like a New York, like a Paris, like a London."
How sports cars thrive why F1 flounders (Motorsport Magazine)
"Why couldn't F1 open its regs to varying fuels and different engine sizes, as the endurance manufacturers had done? 'Too political', he fired back dismissively, and moved on."
On this day in F1
The second non-championship South African Grand Prix of 1960 (the first was held on New Year’s Day) was won on this day 55 years ago by Stirling Moss ahead of fellow Porsche driver Jo Bonnier.