In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone defends F1’s huge bonus payments to Ferrari as progress continues on a complaint from two teams to the European Union over F1’s payment structure.
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'Ferrari F1's version of The Rolling Stones', says Bernie Ecclestone (Sky)
"If it's shared equally it's alright. If it's shared in a way like Ferrari benefit a bit because they've been racing a lot longer than anybody else. And in the end, Ferrari is Formula 1, so they should be (paid more)."
Formula 1 team payments for 2016 revealed (Autosport)
"McLaren, which finished ninth, receives a projected $82m, while fifth-placed Force India earned $67m - a situation that lays at the heart of the team's complaint to the EU Commission over what it insists is unfair competition."
Force India waiting on 2017 rules in EU complaint (Reuters)
Bob Fernley: "We submitted our complaint. The complaint has then gone to CVC (commercial rights holders). CVC have responded back (to the EU), which we have a copy of, and then we have to reply again to that final part of it."
Vettel wants cheaper PU prices despite Ferrari stance (Crash)
"I stick to what I said, which is that these power units are too expensive. They have cost a lot of money already and they will keep costing a lot of money and think everything else that we have been trying to do with adaptations and changes of rules doesn't change the key problem."
Renault keen to extend Ilmor deal for multiple years (ESPN)
"There is an option for a multi-year programme with Ilmor and they represent an important development strand to us."
Horner on Renault, Verstappen, and 2017 (F1)
"I think we are in a better position than 12 months ago. Progress is being made with the power unit and regulation changes are happening for 2017 already on the chassis side."
'We should be pushing flat out the whole race' - Hamilton (F1i)
"I guarantee Nico (Rosberg) wasn’t pushing from lap 10 and Kimi 15 laps to the end Kimi (Raikkonen) wasn’t pushing either."
FIA eases overtaking worries about 2017 F1 cars (Motorsport)
"It is incorrect to say that the anticipated lap time improvement will all come from downforce, because it simply shouldn't be. The whole idea is that half of that will come from mechanical grip, and the other half will come from aerodynamic downforce."
Take it or Leave it (but you’d better believe it...) (The Buxton Blog)
"While the complex system of F1 Commissions and World Motor Sport Councils may have existed for decades, the weakening of the FIA and its President’s own position within those groups is an entirely new phenomenon."
Emerson Fittipaldi facing financial difficulties in Brazil (AP)
"Fittipaldi's press office released a statement saying that the difficulties are 'the result of an unstable financial and political scenario' in Brazil, which is in political turmoil and facing its worst recession in decades."
F1, Broken Rules, Fire (Willem Toet via Linked In)
"I asked myself at the time – why the hell didn’t the team get the chance to present their case? I believe that the FiA didn’t want word to get out that the rigs may be unsafe – you can imagine it would not have gone down well with other teams or with the public."
AirAsia calls on F1 link to launch UK seats start-up (Flight Global)
Tony Fernandes: "My F1 experience wasn’t very successful for me, but this is something positive that has come out of it."
Lewis Hamilton, Flashy on the Track and Off (The New York Times)
"I’m probably the only man in my sport who wears diamonds."
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