"A source close to the commercial rights holder said Formula One Management had offered to take over the race for five years, absorbing annual losses of between two and three million pounds ($2.5-$3.8 million). The offer, and another to delay the deadline to the end of the month to allow more time for negotiation, had proved insufficient."
"These notable modifications should move to erase question marks about possible flexing of the floor, but it will be interesting to see if they have any impact on the car's performance on a track where aerodynamic efficiency plays a greater part than at recent races."
"It was thus interesting to read comments from the Chief Steward in Baku, the experienced Swiss Paul Gutjahr. Speaking with Swiss outlet Blick, he confirmed that 'of course, we could have issued a more severe penalty, like the black flag or a race ban. But Hamilton had no damage, and we did not want to influence the world championship too much.' These comments, later removed from the newspaper's website, are troublesome in the extreme."
"No one will be surprised to see Formula One choosing the expedient option, particularly when new owners are putting a premium on entertainment. Nor can one imagine the tennis authorities giving the odious Daniil Medvedev the extended ban he richly deserves for hurling 30 pieces of silver at an umpire at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Cycling, by contrast, did itself a big favour this week."
"But, while the FIA decided that there was no further punishment necessary, there seems to be a dichotomy in the road ahead. On one hand, the authority praised Vettel's commitment to devoting personal time over the next 12 months to educational activities across FIA platforms and stewards' seminars; on the other, it said that due to this incident no road safety activities should be endorsed by Vettel until the end of this year."
"The Senna cars are his Toleman TG-184, which was Senna’s first F1 car, and the Lotus Renault raced in 1986. He’s also the custodian of Hakkinen’s 2001 McLaren MP4-16A, the last F1 car steered by the Finn, as well as an AMG DTM Touring Car Hakkinen won the 2005 Spa-Francorchamps in."