In the round-up: Ferrari risk disappointment if they aren’t as quick this weekend as they were in testing, according to two-times world champion Mika Hakkinen.
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Ferrari must take test performances into first race, says Hakkinen (Reuters)
"If they don't perform in the first race as well as their tests have indicated, then it will be a terrible disappointment for the whole team."
Daniel Ricciardo rules himself out of challenging for world title with Red Bull this season (The Independent)
"It is my target and aim to be world champion, and I will do what I can to make it happen this year, but I am not expecting it."
Honda needs to embrace F1 culture - McLaren's Eric Boullier (Autosport)
"The more you behave like a corporate company, the more process inherited from a corporate company, the slower you are, the less agile you are, which doesn't fit the racing culture."
Max Verstappen: 'My biggest critic is my dad. Everything else is just a breeze' (The Guardian)
"As a driver it is important to focus on yourself and believe in yourself and there shouldn’t be a reason why, when you are in F1 and there is more attention, you change your approach."
Hulkenberg not expecting 'flat-out' F1 races (Motorsport)
"I think still you can't go flat out all the way, you'll pay a price along the way."
Ricciardo motivated by stopping Verstappen hype 'train' (ESPN)
"It helps having a competitive teammate, absolutely. You might think you're driving at your full potential and you think 'woah, hold on a minute, there is another tenth in that corner, or this and that. It is good to have that constant pressure and that good rivalry."
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Happy birthday to former F1 drivers Jaime Alguersuari, 27 today, and Ricardo Zonta, who turns 41.