In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says his previous teams would not allow him to race outside Formula One as McLaren has.
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Alonso looking beyond the 'small world of F1' (Autosport)
"This is smaller than motorsport, motorsport is more than F1. My plans for motorsport are much greater than everyone will think. I've been trying this for eight or nine years now, and I could not succeed with any of the bosses that I had before."
Verstappen, Ricciardo can go ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Hamilton (Crash)
"(Hamilton's) now the most successful British driver, it’s a phenomenal achievement and one that we know how difficult it is to achieve having done it with Sebastian. He’s obviously right at the top of his game and I hope he will be around for a few years."
What’s behind F1’s 2021 engine row? (Motorsport)
"Having already stuck their head above the parapet, the current engine suppliers also suggested that the proposals are heavily weighted toward any new manufacturer wishing to enter the sport - while those already participating will be forced to run parallel development programmes in the next three years, as they develop the current power units and design entirely new ones for 2021."
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On this day in F1
- Louis Rosier, one of the drivers who took part in the very first world championship race, was born today in 1905. He died in 1956, six years after that inaugural race.