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Niki Lauda claims Mercedes are being victimised by self-interested F1 team leaders (The Mirror)
"Limitations on engine development have been abolished to help rival teams like Honda catch up. Something else we agreed but is against our interests."
Paul di Resta set to be named Williams reserve driver for 2016 season (BBC)
"The Scot, who drove for Force India from 2011-13, will attend most of the races in his new role as back-up for Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa."
Nico Rosberg’s new-found self-belief should be a concern for Lewis Hamilton (The Guardian)
"His (distractions) haven’t slowed him down in recent years. He has been driving at a very high level and not made mistakes, so there is no evidence it is going against him, so I must concentrate on my own thing."
F1 tipped for 'exciting' silly season (Autosport)
Claire Williams: "(Alex Lynn's) main focus this year is the GP2 championship. He needs to go out and kill that series and prove he deserves a seat in F1."
Max Verstappen Interview (Crash)
"For me it is difficult to say what I want that would be better. I've heard other drivers want faster cars or less degradation on the tyres, but I have never experienced the things they have, so it is difficult to judge what I like more."
Murray Walker, voice of Formula One, revs up for a new Grand Prix season (Daily Mail)
"Bernie Ecclestone, a youngster of 85, said in a recent interview that Formula One was so bad that he would not pay his own money to watch it. 'You're wrong, Bernie! You're wrong, Bernie!' chimed Walker. 'And I don't need a pass from you any more!'"
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On this day 40 years ago James Hunt won the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch for McLaren.