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Lewis Hamilton's father on Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, Bernie Ecclestone and his son's importance to Formula One (Newsweek)
"I think the other important thing is we need great drivers. Not just drivers with lots of budget behind them, mummy and daddy have got lots of money... If we go (down) that route, Formula One will disintegrate in the next five years."
Lauda: Two things should help Bottas adapt to Mercedes (ESPN)
"Asked when it would be fair to start judging Bottas, Lauda added: 'After four races we know more.'"
'No excuse' if Renault isn't solidly in F1 midfield in 2017 (Autosport)
"They are developing quicker than we are developing. That's why we need to grow the infrastructure."
Don’t let big F1 teams push you around, Johnny Herbert tells Liberty Media (The Guardian)
"You need distribution of payments across the board. If the bigger teams don’t like it, and threaten to leave, Liberty would be right to put pressure on them. They would be doing it for the good of F1."
Capito exits McLaren after Dennis departure (Reuters)
"Regrettably we have not been able to find common ground with Jost with regard to what is and will be needed to make the team successful again."
Chinese authorities hint at plan for new F1 deal (Motorsport)
"In documents published by the Shanghai government, it has been made clear that the F1 race remains an integral part of the local authority's plans to drive growth in the region."
It's all systems go for French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard! (F1i)
"Circuit Paul Ricard manager believes the race will be scheduled in late August and is hoping attendance figures will reach 65,000, with the event's cheapest tickets selling at around €50 or €60."
What's stopping the Haas F1 drivers from making their NASCAR debuts? (AutoWeek)
"The main reason why we don’t focus on it is, still, we need to get better in F1,
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