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F1 to scrap power unit token system from 2017 (Motorsport)
"'The token system is being removed,' Renault's Cyril Abiteboul said today. 'One of the reasons we have all agreed to do this is that we all need the performance of the engine to converge.'"
Pirelli: Racier 2017 tyre planned to let drivers attack (BBC)
"The drivers asked Pirelli to make some improvements to the tyres, especially to enable them to attack harder and to reduce the amount of tyre management required."
Red Bull and Renault 'may be out of sync' (F1i)
"We are doing one development and as soon as they are ready they will be introduced into either car. We still have the engine pool to manage and the Renault and Red Bull team may be out of sync in that respect, but apart from that it is compulsory in the regulations to have the same equipment in the four cars."
Renault have saved my F1 career, says Magnussen (Reuters)
"This was really make or break. Luckily I made it."
Renault livery will change ahead of Australian Grand Prix (ESPN)
"We are not launching (the RS16) but it will be at the test. It will be with this livery but it will be the 2016 car that we will be actually testing in Barcelona. Then closer to Melbourne there will be a reveal of what the final colour will look like."
Oil crisis takes shine off Azerbaijan's lavish sports events (Channel News Asia)
"Our authorities lead us into poverty and spend millions on this event which will probably improve their own image, but not the image of our country."
Red Bull lehnte Alfa Romeo ab (Auto Bild - German)
Sergio Marhionne wanted to brand Toro Rosso's Ferrari engines as Alfa-Romeos if Red Bull were prepared to pay €30 million in development costs.
McLaren & Me: Pedro de la Rosa Part II (McLaren)
"The team took Heikki Kovalainen at the last second, and that really caught me by surprise. It was a low point in my career."
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton writes letter to Northamptonshire pupil after being sent his story (Northamptonshire Telegraph)
"The story, which imagines Lewis Hamilton winning his fourth championship and celebrating by doing a 'million donuts' in his car, was passed on to the driver by an engineer on the Mercedes team, who lives near Ewan’s teacher Phillip Hawkes."
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