In the round-up: McLaren’s Zak Brown says the large gap in prize money between the top teams and those at the back is unhealthy for the sport.
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McLaren F1 2017 Update with Zak Brown (The Marshall Pruett Podcast)
"I think the balance between first and last is too big and it's unhealthy. And if it's unhealthy for the grid then it's unhealthy for all of us."
Change is what drives out sport (McLaren)
"We’ve got some exciting changes planned for our new car, the MCL32, but we want those to be kept secret until we show it to the world on February 24"
Why the 2017 F1 rule changes will not level the playing field (The Guardian)
"If they wanted a formula that allowed for more overtaking without using artificial aids like DRS then they needed to go for a formula that reduced downforce levels but they have gone in the opposite direction."
India applies to extradite Kingfisher tycoon Mallya from UK (Reuters)
"India said on Thursday it had applied to Britain to extradite Vijay Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines."
Willi Weber unimpressed with Formula 1 takeover (F1i)
"I think that the premium feeling about F1 will be lost. The new owners have no racing feeling - they just want to make money"
Karthikeyan unsure about post-Ecclestone F1 era (Motorsport)
"Bernie was doing a good job. There is no doubt that he built the sport to what it is."
'You had to be mentally and physically on it' (Badger GP)
Allan McNish: "If I had fronted up to Flavio Briatore and said ‘Flav, I’ve got this great idea. I’ve got this guy, he is a sports psychologist, and he’s going to help us’, Flav would have said, ‘There’s the door, get out.’"
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