In the round-up: Silverstone could activate a break clause in its contract this year which leaves it without an F1 race after 2019.
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Future of British Grand Prix at Silverstone at risk over 'potentially ruinous' costs (ITV)
"Among other alternatives, the Board is considering whether we should give notice before the 2017 BGP (as required) of our intention to exercise the break clause in the BGP contract at the end of 2019."
Bernie Ecclestone wants Schumacher name back in F1 (ESPN)
"If he is anywhere near as good as his father, why not? It would be good for Formula One if the name Schumacher was with us again."
Ecclestone: Ferrari to blame for Vettel slump (Autosport)
"Too many Italians are working for the team at the moment. I have nothing against Italy, but to have a firm rule within a team doesn't run in Italian DNA."
Scrapping F1 hybrid engines only way to stop Mercedes - Ecclestone (Motorsport)
"It makes more sense to divide the race into two sprints. Two times 40 minute racing is more attractive to a TV audience than a boring grand prix."
Singapore fans want Formula One race to continue - survey (Reuters)
"The future of the race, however, was a concern for the 1,002 Singaporean respondents to the survey, with 57 percent keen for it to continue beyond this year."
Rookie Stroll talks ‘pressure’ ahead of F1 bow (Crash)
"The reason for not doing GP2 is that F3 is a very high level, and if the opportunity for Formula One arises nothing prepares you for Formula 1 like actually competing in Formula 1."
Ferrari's suspicions on rivals’ suspensions: the story (F1i)
"In Hungary last year, the German manufacturer sampled a new, downsized front heave element but kept it away from prying eyes by hiding it with a carbon cover. At Red Bull, one could catch a glimpse of the inerter, but not when the element was being set up as mechanics always made sure to block the view."
2017 Regulations: your technical lowdown (McLaren)
"What we mean by that is that engineers define a corner as a point on the track where the driver has to lift and essentially drive and handle the car through it; if he’s going round a bend, and his foot is flat to the floor on the accelerator, we class that as a straight."
F1 boss Ron Dennis apologises to David Beckham after bust-up (Daily Mail)
"The former England captain is said to have shouted at Mr Dennis over his 'rude' comments when he took over seats reserved for the Beckhams and chef Gordon Ramsey and his family on New Year's Eve at the One and Only Reethi Rah resort in the Maldives."
2016: Year in Review (Stefan Johansson)
"(On Yas Marina) when you start from scratch designing a modern track there should be no reason to include chicanes. It’s amazing and frustrating that this trend keeps on going on almost every modern race track being built today."
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