In the round-up: Big changes are afoot for Ferrari’s 2016 power unit.
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Analysis - the radical power unit changes set to boost Ferrari in 2016 (F1)
"In theory they won't just see an upswing in power unit performance, they'll see aerodynamic benefits too as the revised layout will also allow them to run much more aggressive packaging at the rear."
Renault: 2016 constructors' position not important (ESPN)
"We know the situation and we only took on the company on the 19th of December, so the purpose of me is not to say P9, P7 or P5. The first objective is to build up a strong team and build up a base for the next seasons."
Engine Red Bull's only question mark (Autosport)
"Mechanically we can definitely build a good car for 2016. How good is the engine going to be? That's the question."
James Key: The driving force behind Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz (Sky)
"We had two clean races where an issue of some sort didn't compromise our performance. That's not necessary a retirement, but some annoying thing that gave us a penalty, or a pit stop because we've had a problem. I won't go into detail because there's lots of them!"
Andretti supports modern F1 direction (F1i)
"The glory days of Formula One are now. It's enjoying greater popularity around the world, and the technology is right on the limit."
Hotshot Brit racing driver Jordan King has eyes on F1 success next year - and says he fears nobody (The Mirror)
"British racing driver Jordan King has set himself the target of reaching Formula 1 by 2017 - but says he won't be fazed by the competition."
Melbourne Grand Prix bosses unveil 'save and spend' strategy (Sydney Morning Herald)
"The prime Formula One Paddock Club, which overlooks the pits, is undergoing a refit and will feature better food, along with upgrades to the lounge entrance and similar comfort and dining improvements in the pit lane and turn one corporate suites."
Nascar Rewrites Its Business Model, Trying to Nullify Sponsors’ Whims (New York Times)
Gene Haas: "As someone who has heavily invested in motorsports for many years, I’m very pleased with the industry’s commitment to sustainability, collaboration and long-term value."
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Snapshot Scott Dixon, Ganassi, 2016
Scott Dixon will use this retro Ganassi livery on his car in this year’s IndyCar championship, as used by Alex Zanardi when he won the title 20 years ago.
On this day in F1
Happy birthday to 1964 world champion and multiple motor cycling world champion
John Surtees who is 82 today.