Your daily digest of F1 news, views, features and more from hundreds of sites across the web:
Alonso doesn't want expanded F1 schedule (F1i)
"The big point is that we travel too much and have too many races back to back."
Sainz says VSC 'useless' and not what F1 needs (Motorsport)
"It works as it should, but obviously people play a lot with it to warm their tyres, to create their own gaps before the pit stops."
F1 race in Baku may be named Azerbaijani Grand Prix (Trend)
"An appeal on this was sent to the Formula 1 management, said Arpadarai, adding the F1 management had no objections."
Azerbaijan dissidents warn the west not to fall for Baku's flashy facade (The Guardian)
"As global oil prices have dropped, Baku’s facade has started to crumble. Showy parks are being left untended and the floodlights illuminating Baku’s historic centre are noticeably dimmed. A striking number of ambitious construction projects lie dormant, half-finished."
Mark Webber on WEC vs. F1 (Mobil 1 The Grid)
"From a driver’s perspective, I can talk on behalf of the LMP1 drivers when I say there’s an immense amount of respect between us, probably because it’s actually more dangerous than F1, particularly at Le Mans."
Helmut Marko Q&A: Red Bull forced Hamilton’s Malaysia engine failure (F1)
"We permanently put pressure on him, challenging his lead, as he knew he had to create a gap – and to go permanently full throttle was probably not the best thing for his engine."
Alonso suggests making halo removable (Autosport)
"Maybe there is a way of making the halo somehow removable in a way we can jump out of the car a little bit quicker."
Mercedes reaping rewards on and off the F1 track (Reuters)
"Turnover grew by 66.3 million pounds thanks to additional sponsorship revenues and more money from the sport's commercial rights holder as a result of the team's improved 2014 performance."
Romain Grosjean happy with progress for 'learning' Haas (Sky)
"You would expect that we will have some problems. And I think we can accept a bit less as the problem comes not from our side but from the suppliers."
Got a tip for a link to feature in the next F1 Fanatic round-up? Send it in here: