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Scoop dernière minute: Vettel engagé à la Winter Cup! (Kart mag - French)
Rumor Mill: Sebastian Vettel to Race 21st Winter Cup (Kart360)
"It is reported that (Nicklas) Nielsen is heading to an Audi test and Vettel will be stepping in to 'replace' him. If that is the word you would like to use."
Red Bull’s Christian Horner hopes Renault reconciliation can revive team (The Guardian)
"It’s very difficult to make predictions but Renault have focused on what appears to be the right areas over the winter. There’s a confidence from them we haven’t seen for some time."
Renault engine progress is 'very, very good' (F1i)
"We have some good stuff in the pipeline, which will take some time to get implemented and seen and visible on track, but we have very, very good stuff now."
Analysis: Sahara's Force India stake looks a hard sell (Reuters)
"Bernie Ecclestone, the 85-year-old Formula One supremo who has known Mallya for decades, told Reuters he was 'quite sure the last thing Vijay wants to do is to quit'."
Complicated F1 tyre rules should deliver variety, says Key (Motorsport)
"You can take a few risks maybe. It will certainly add a bit of variety to the season, and actually having three tyre choices at some tracks makes quite a big difference as to how you go through the strategy."
Alonso the best in the world? Five arguments for and against (AS)
"His contract with McLaren is the most lucrative in the history of the sport, and in the world of Formula 1 nothing is given out for free. You have to reason that he's considered the best within the sport, and therefore is paid the most money."
Singaporean makes it into F1 team (The New Paper)
"In my department, we run over 1,000 computer simulations a week on average and the results of each simulation is analysed to help drive design and developmental work."
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