In the round-up: Ferrari has made a new hiring in its quality control department following the failures it suffered in Malaysia and Japan.
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Ferrari makes key quality control signing (Autosport)
"Mendoza was previously head of quality control of the powertrain department for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She graduated from Zaragoza University, and joined the FIAT Group in 2012."
View from the Pit Lane: Japan (Channel 4)
"This time Vettel’s race was ended by a faulty spark plug. The spark plug supplier’s headquarters are in Nagoya so I don’t know if Vettel popped in to have a word!"
Kubica completes ‘successful’ test with Williams (F1)
"Williams did not reveal any mileage or performance details from Kubica’s test, but did say his outing in a 2014 FW36 had been ‘successful’."
De Villota family reach agreement with Manor (Motorsport)
"The Manor F1 team closed its doors in March this year but it is believed the settlement has been reached with Manor's public liability insurer."
Force India looking for Ocon to improve 'racecraft' (F1i)
"He's still got a little bit to learn in terms of racecraft. That's where he benefits from having Checo around him."
Hasegawa: Cutting F1 engine numbers increases costs (Crash)
"Three engines is not making a cost reduction, so the teams are always encouraged to improve the performance of the three engines, so that’s why we have to put more budget for that. If the FIA is aiming to reduce budget with the three engines it is completely the opposite side."
Allison hails Hamilton 'the man' (Sky)
"All I can tell you is that (Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton) have got the victories and the achievements that they have, not by good fortune but by being brilliantly skillful racing drivers."
F1's victory lap seatbelt controversy a safety step too far (ESPN)
"Would it be possible for the first three, once the podium ceremony is finished, to complete a lap of honour?"
Honda confident of 2018 reliability improvements (Racer)
"For next year, of course we haven't confirmed it yet, but at least we have the baseline that is the current engine. So we can use this engine at least, and we can circulate our development in the background."
Vnuk Update - urgent action needed by October 20th (The MIA)
"We must make the European Commission fully aware of the economic importance of motorsport and the employment which our sport and industry provides across the European Union."
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