In the round-up: Mercedes Toto Wolff says none of the four engine manufacturers currently in Formula One are impressed with the new power unit rules planned for 2021.
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Mercedes and Renault unsure on engines (BBC)
"It portrays it in a way of this is how we're going forward and none of the current OEMs (car manufacturers in F1) was particularly impressed."
Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans (Crash)
Cyril Abiteboul: "It is a good starting point but we can leave it at that. It's not just about the new engine but about the new chassis regulations and how the money will be redistributed after 2020."
Aston 'encouraged' by 2021 engine direction (Autosport)
"We are encouraged by the directions being taken and continue to study a potential Aston Martin solution for 2021."
Mexican GP won't accept June date switch (Motorsport)
"It would make more sense to have Canada and the United States together, because they are closer. They can do it in June and they can even make a package together to sell tickets for both races."
Former Formula 1 ace Webber thrilled for mate Hartley (New Zealand Herald)
"He was on the scrap heap and was on the bones of his arse after being dropped by Red Bull. He took that on the chin and said he wasn't ready, which he wasn't."
Red Bull to remain Renault benchmark, says Horner (Reuters)
"We’ve made great progress in the second half of this year and obviously our target and objective is to carry that momentum through into 2018. They (Renault) have a benchmark in Red Bull."
Alonso is a 'racing monster' (Sky)
"I was with Fernando and Luis (Garcia Abad) his manager and he said 'I want to do Daytona'. I'm kind of getting used to it after Indy! I turned around to Luis and said 'he's serious isn't he?' And he said 'oh yeah' so I didn't have to ask twice."
Prost: 'Ridiculous to talk about seven titles for Hamilton' (F1i)
"Lewis has broken a few that we thought were out of reach, like the number of pole positions for example. But we should also relativise (sic) what it all means. There are more races than before, and cars are more reliable, so everything changes and the records fall."
Notebook from Iztacalco (Joe Blogs F1)
"Macri wants a race in Buenos Aires in order to boost Argentine tourism and as a former mayor of the city still has influence with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, who is now in charge. Much has been done to the Argentine economy since Macri took over and one can envisage a race down there in 2020, as the event in Brazil is now struggling seriously."
The search for the extra pedal (McLaren)
"I remember Alain Prost, who had a team at the time, saying we’ve got to ban this because it will cost millions in development. And it was fifty quid’s worth of parts that we already had in the truck!"
What really happens in the heat of a Formula One garage? (Penguin Press)
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