In the round-up: Max Verstappen shrugs off Renault’s reliability problems.
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Verstappen ‘not too worried’ by Red Bull deficit (Crash)
"They can solve the issues for Melbourne. It is nothing major what is happening, which is good."
Hulkenberg doubtful Renault can score points consistently in 2017 (F1i)
"Points will be difficult as I think four teams are clearly in front. Then there's not much left."
Top three teams more than 1s clear of pack (Autosport)
"It is aero, and we need to work on it. It won't be for Australia."
Tech insight - the secrets to the Ferrari SF70H's speed (F1)
"Arguably the most interesting - and clever - solution on the SF70H, however, is the cooling system for the gearbox and its hydraulics."
Tech update: Sauber's unique monkey seat solution (Motorsport)
"Monkey seats have become pretty common in F1, but Sauber's solution suggests a new trend - with the U-shape (see above) being fitted very close to the exhaust."
Pagenaud driving French F1 fans to IndyCar (Reuters)
"I think the interest in Formula One has gone down,
Ross Brawn's non-championship race idea vindicated by 1969 shambles (ESPN)
"After much dithering, a drying track prompted the abandonment of qualifying and a continuation of free practice. By which time, the McLaren team had packed up and were heading back to their factory at Colnbrook."
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Happy birthday to Derek Daly who is 64 today. It’s also Arturo Merzario’s 74th.