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German GP future remains uncertain (Reuters)
"I really doubt that (Hockenheim) would do the 2017 race. They can’t take a risk and I’m not sure whether there is any party or organisation which would guarantee or help them to avoid any risks."
F1 teams discussed independents' championship (Autosport)
Stephen Fitzpatrick: "Almost all teams given an unlimited budget, they would find a way to spend it."
Williams: We 'need a driver like Button' (F1)
"He is a great talent in the car, but also outside of the car and we need a driver like him."
Williams keen to extend Jenson Button's Formula One career with deal for 2017 (BT)
"We will own our driver line-up decision, and I am not sat here waiting for (McLaren chairman) Ron Dennis to make his decision or for Jenson to make his decision."
Jenson Button stopped by traffic cop in Monaco - and doesn't look happy about it at all (Daily Mirror)
"This is the moment a stern-looking Jenson Button was stopped in his tracks - by an angry traffic cop."
Martin Brundle on the German GP, defending Nico Rosberg, track limits and F1's capacity to surprise (Sky)
"I can tell you one fact: the drivers are privately nowhere near as unanimous on approving its introduction as some would have you believe, although it does have significant support."
Frisky Red Bull eyes Mercedes challenge (F1i)
"There is still progress that is going on with the engine, with drivability. And there are some positive things in the pipeline that hopefully can help us try to reduce that gap yet further"
McLaren in legal dispute with Mercedes over engineer (Motorsport)
"Despite McLaren believing that Serra that signed a binding contract to join the outfit, it has subsequently emerged that he will not be moving and will now remain at Mercedes."
Lewis Hamilton crotch-thrustin' like a champ at Barbados Parade (TMZ)
"Here's the Formula One champ thrusting around the Crop Over festival with a couple of scantily clad lady friends."
Niki Lauda badly injured in German Grand Prix – archive (The Guardian)
"Chris Amon refused to take part in the restarted race. The most experienced driver racing today, he had seen, he said, too many occasions where drivers had been alone then they had their accident, and help arrived too late."
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On this day in F1
If you thought the two Mercedes drivers taking each other off on the first lap in Spain this year was bad, worse befell Jaguar in the Sportscar World Championship round in the same country 30 years ago today. All three of its cars, piloted by ex-F1 duo Derek Warwick and Eddie Cheever along with Gianfranco Brancatelli, tangled at the first corner.
The trio continued but two cars retired later on, ending Martin Brundle and Jean-Louis Schlesser’s involvement in proceedings, and leaving just the car piloted by Warwick and fellow F1 driver Jan Lammers to salvage third.