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F1 social media approach 'narrow-minded' – Grosjean (Motorsport)
"FOM asked me to remove all the videos. We had more than a million views on all the videos."
V8 Supercars threatens to quit Australian GP (Sydney Morning Herald)
"Last year's alignment of the F1and V8 broadcast agreements on Fox Sports and Network Ten removed a major obstacle. Despite entreaties by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, F1's commercial rights holder has blocked the move."
New qualifying format delayed until fifth race of 2016 (BBC)
"I've told the FIA this and asked them what they'd like to do with it but the bottom line is there's not a lot they can do with it because we do all the timekeeping."
Haryanto admits to big step up from GP2 (Crash)
"It is a huge difference. In GP2, you only work with two engineers but, in F1, you work with 30 or 40!"
Williams cautious about ‘hysterical’ reactions at first test (F1i)
"We will get a much better picture next week because people will go into qualifying simulations,” Nelson added. “Everyone will be running the sticky tyres – the supersofts and the ultrasofts."
Bottas: Gains on 'many weaknesses' (Autosport)
"The car feels better than last year's car, I'm feeling positive, but we still have no idea where we are."
Vijay Mallya walks into the sunset with $75-mn retirement fund (Hindustan Times)
"The non-competing clause Mallya and Diageo signed off allows him to continue his business interest in the UK. 'Having recently turned 60, I have decided to spend more time in England, closer to my children,' he said in a statement issued to the media on Thursday evening."
F1's search for the Magic Bullet (Racer)
"The first day of testing arrived amid quotes from Bernie Ecclestone that Formula 1 as a product had never been worse. I found it sad that a season in which I have so much expectation should be launched to such a dismissive narrative from the man charged with promoting the sport."
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