In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone is still pushing his idea to give drivers grid penalties for finishing at the front in races.
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Bernie Ecclestone unsure if 2016 F1 qualifying changes will have effect (Sky)
"Then whoever won the race before the session, the last race, we'd have to come up with some sort of a format so that the winner would have time added onto their qualifying to mix the grid up."
F1 elimination qualifying clears final hurdle (Motorsport)
"With e-votes having gone out to teams for their views on the new regulations, it is understood that all teams - including Ferrari - accepted the change."
Improvements are coming for Force India’s VJM09 Force India plans major upgrades (Autosport)
"Initially we've some aero upgrades for Bahrain, and then for Spain there will be some suspension and further aero upgrades."
Renault was 'a bit blind,' admits Abiteboul (Adam Cooper's F1 Blog)
"(Mario Illen is) constantly in the loop, but not just Mario, Ilmor is giving us the ability to test even more solutions than we would without them."
Felipe Massa Q&A: I'm still hungry - and still in demand (F1)
"At the beginning of the year I was a bit better - then it became pretty even and we were fighting point over point. I had a few issues - more than him - in the second part of the season and couldn't finish in the points."
Williams have high hopes of claiming first race win this season, claims Valtteri Bottas (Daily Mail)
"'I think it is possible and I think we can do it. We've been getting stronger all the time as a team and the new car we have improved from last year so it's going to be close this year."
Hamilton “seems like he’s gone somewhere else” Frequent flyer Hamilton moves on to another plane (Reuters)
"The Lewis I knew as a racer has moved into a whole sphere of life that I don't have access to, don't know and don't understand. He seems like he's gone somewhere else, to me."
Murray Walker: still the masterly voice of F1 in a world that keeps him young (The Guardian)
"F1 last year wasn’t any more boring than it was in the early 1950s when Alfas were winning everything, or in the middle 1950s when Mercedes were winning once more."
Wehrlein is key Mercedes reference for Manor (Crash)
"He is certainly able to produce a good reference point as he is familiar with the best car on the grid from last year"
Mallya situation not a distraction for Force India (F1i)
"The other stuff that you read about in the press, I don’t talk to him about that."
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