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Bottas interview: Mercedes driver reflects on 'tough' season (The National)
"Only two wins unfortunately. I was definitely hoping for more like I said, but I am glad I have proven myself and the team signed me up again for next year."
Williams deny Kubica deal is done (Reuters)
"Although conversations are ongoing with Kubica, it is still yet to be finally decided who will replace Massa."
Kubica deal delayed by paperwork? (Motorsport magazine)
"The delay is believed to be about the structure of his payments, and this is almost certainly linked to the fact that an insurance pay-out for the ending of his career will now have to be paid back. It’s an unusual but understandable complication – and similar policies played a part in the decisions of both Stirling Moss and Didier Pironi in not returning to F1 after injury."
Sirotkin to drive for Williams in post-Abu Dhabi GP test (Motorsport)
"It remains unclear whether Sirotkin's Williams test is a one-off or whether he has now joined the shortlist as a potential teammate for Stroll."
Hamilton set to be offered bumper new Mercedes deal worth staggering £120m (The Sun)
"The huge sum is expected to be worth almost £11,000 a day including bonuses to the Brit."
Sauber set to reveal line-up amid Alfa rumours (Autosport)
"Alfa Romeo in F1 could become a fine breeding ground for young Italian drivers. The best one, Giovinazzi, is already with us, but there are others besides him, and they are struggling to find room."
Fittipaldi: Hamilton would be a star in any F1 era (ESPN)
"He's very aggressive at overtaking people. He's good for motorsport, he puts on a great show. We need this in grand prix racing, we're missing action, and he's the action man!"
Hamilton and the Brazilian Grand Prix (CNN)
"The mental side of things was key to this year. That really is the case for a lot of top athletes competing. It's the smallest thing, we're talking about small percentages. I think that's really, for me, been the biggest difference between us."
Phil Carter (current F1 logo designer) on making long-lasting marques (Be Seven Feet Apart)
"Even my wife only spotted the one in the logo four years ago; I now keep an ever-expanding PDF of people who have only just spotted the one after 20 years!"
Max Mosley and the English Right to Privacy (Global Studies Law Review)
This is only very tangentially related to F1 but if you're interested in the legal implications of the ruling on the News of the World story on Max Mosley from 2008 then it's a worthwhile read.
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