In the round-up: Williams’ Pat Symonds says the cornering capabilities of cars built for the 2017 F1 season will be comparable to what was seen in the mid-2000s.
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Pat Symonds not sure F1 will achieve five-second lap time improvement in 2017 (ESPN)
"They've driven cars like this before, it's like what we had in in 2004/5, around then."
Allison moving closer to future with Mercedes (Motorsport)
"If Lowe does leave Mercedes it would be logical to assume that Allison would be an ideal replacement, and that in effect the team has a succession plan in place."
Brazilian GP promoter says F1 is replaceable (Autosport)
"We lost important sponsorship by state companies, the state bank, the oil company, the state trading company and even Shell, which used to be a big client here - but I'm confident we'll be OK."
Perez on Ocon: Everything I hear of him is impressive... (Crash)
"Everything that I heard about him was very impressive. The team was very impressed and enthusiastic."
Technical analysis - Interlagos (F1i)
"Ferrari had closed off the wheel hubs on its SF16-H in free practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. In Brazil, it was McLaren’s turn to assess the impact of the change – probably with an eye already cast towards 2017 – which means the team had to tweak the design of its brake ducts for the Interlagos event."
Max Verstappen's drive in Brazil puts him in the company of the legends - Allan McNish (BBC)
"Was faultless. He said it was easy. I don't believe that. I think that was for the cameras, and a bit of mind games with Rosberg."
Verstappen and the art of the extraordinarily ordinary (The Buxton Blog)
"Sebastian Vettel has labelled Pirelli’s Full Wet tyre the “safety car tyre,” as its only real use in his eyes is to run behind the pace car."
What is it about Pirelli rain tyres that mean wet F1 races need careful management? (James Allen on F1)
"Pirelli has neither the access to the test days or the cars to do that level of work and possibly for that reason, hasn’t signed up many of the engineers from Michelin or Bridgestone from that era."
There is only one... Sergio Perez (F1)
"If you could pick just one track to race on... SP: Monaco - very clearly."
WEC - interview with FIA race director Eduardo Freitas (FIA)
Not directly F1-related but a worthwhile read on the Charlie Whiting of WEC.
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