In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone responded to questions about Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses by saying the government was right to prosecute journalists who had been critical of the regime.
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Bernie Ecclestone: F1 has clear conscience over Azerbaijan Grand Prix (The Guardian)
"When it was put to Ecclestone that some journalists had been prosecuted for speaking out against the regime, he replied: 'So they should. It depends what they say. You say they write negative things. It depends what they write.'"
Drivers quick to criticise Baku's new street circuit ahead of European Grand Prix (The Telegraph)
"Nico Rosberg, the championship leader, questioned whether the sport’s governing body had adhered to their own strict guidelines on new circuits. Rosberg also said he feared a 'massive accident' on the entrance to the pit lane, with a high-speed chicane not far from the wall."
F1 drivers voice concerns over lack of run-off on new Baku track (Sky)
Felipe Massa: "We never had a pit entry like this."
Hermann Tilke Interview: F1 Circuit Designer on Baku Track and Handling Critics (Bleacher Report)
"When asked about working within the FIA’s safety constraints, Tilke said, 'Yes, this is always difficult, but especially here. Here, we had to find special solutions.'"
Ricciardo set for two more years at Red Bull (Reuters)
"Daniel Ricciardo is set to stay with Red Bull to the end of 2018 after the Australian said the Formula One team looked the best place to be and he hoped to fight for the title next season."
Hamilton: Simulators no better than games (Autosport)
"I don't drive the simulator a lot because it's not at it's best at the moment - we're working on trying to make it better."
Haas: Romain Grosjean's front wing did not fail in Canada (ESPN)
"Esteban and Romain got together and then we saw that there was damage on the pit stop but we thought wrongly that it would last but it didn't and the cascade came off. It was due to the crash it was not a failure, it was damage."
New F1 tyre pressure checks still some way off (Motorsport)
"The data logged at the Monaco GP was the start of a research programme, it is ongoing and it's too early to say whether we have any concerns."
Jean Todt and a Life at the Races (The New York Times)
"Often I’m not happy with myself, because one of the reasons I left Ferrari was to have less pressure and more time to myself. Today I have less time for myself and I have a pressure that is different, but I still have pressure. But maybe deep within myself that’s what I like."
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