In the round-up: Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says F1 drivers “are really going to feel that they’re in a race” next year with the higher performance tyres.
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What The Hell Is Pirelli Doing In Formula One? (Jalopnik)
"They (F1) also want to have better drivability, so it will give teams a much wider operating window for the tyres, so they should work for a majority of the drivers most of the time. With the increase in performance for next year, the drivers are really going to feel that they’re in a race."
Ron Dennis set to leave McLaren top job (Autosport)
"Dennis, 69, will not have his current contract renewed when it expires at the end of this year."
McLaren boss Dennis says he is not stepping down (Reuters)
"McLaren group head Ron Dennis said he was 'categorically' not stepping down after a report on Wednesday suggested he would be leaving his role as chairman and chief executive at the end of the year."
Ron Dennis faces fight to retain control of McLaren amid boardroom row with shareholders (The Telegraph)
"It is thought that the Bahrainis and Ojjeh will therefore not renew Dennis’s contract when it expires at the end of the year. Dennis would still own quarter of the company but would no longer be chief executive."
Ron Dennis and McLaren (Joe Blogs F1)
"It is clear, if you look at the paperwork, that Dennis does not have control of the business, in terms of shareholdings, owning just 25 percent of the shares and so, logically, if the other owners combine and vote against him, he could be removed from his role, just as Martin Whitmarsh was when Dennis made his comeback after five years away, in January 2014."
Wer hat den langen Radstand? (Auto Motor und Sport - German)
Red Bull is rumoured to have designed its 2017 car with a much longer wheelbase to take full advantage of the new aerodynamic regulations.
Lewis Hamilton on dealing with fame, adversity and the media spotlight (ESPN)
"Every now and then I've seen people have an opinion about how emotional I get; like I should be more happy even when I've lost. But I think people that comment on that forget how heavily invested I am in this sport."
No firm plans for Honda to supply Sauber (F1i)
"We are preparing to provide multiple teams from 2018, however there is no concrete plan at the moment."
Interview: Sainz ready for big time after school of hard knocks (Motorsport)
"I didn't know how to overtake people when we were 20km/h down, like we are in some places, so to find spaces where you never thought they would be, or you use the battery, plus DRS, and maybe a bit the tyre in that corner, it is incredible."
Jim Clark Memorial (Google Maps)
F1 Fanatic reader Stuart sent this link to a photo sphere he captured of the Jim Clark memorial at the Hockenheimring.
World Champion Race Car Driver Lewis Hamilton Talks Life in the Fast Lane (Ellen)
"Q: What do you do if you have to pee? A: You're supposed to go in your suit but I can't do it!"
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