In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says he hopes to make a second bid to win the Indianapolis 500 next year.
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Fernando Alonso at Daytona (Racer via YouTube)
"If I can fit the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, that I'm not doing the Indy 500, that will be great, and hopefully the following year the Indy 500 can be in the plan again."
Williams finalising Sirotkin 2018 drive (BBC)
"Sirotkin has a bigger budget than Kubica by a factor of about two, but the team insist the decision is primarily performance-based."
Piquet: Alonso has made a mess of his F1 career (ESPN)
"He's a fantastic driver but he's very political to work with any team. So much chance to be maybe three, four, five time champion, but he always made a big mess where he is and created a lot of problems."
Renault reveals plans for ex-FIA recruit (Autosport)
"The situation is he will actually be under our payroll from January onwards, but not involved in any Formula 1 chassis development."
Williams' 2018 Formula 1 car 'a lot more aggressive' (Motorsport)
"You will have Renault that will improve,
Haas like an F3 team in F1 - Magnussen (Racer)
"I think it's just that we don't have to deal with people you don't want to deal with. There's no one here that I don't really enjoy working with. You don't have to do stuff that doesn't have anything to do with racing, it's all racing and none of the other stuff."
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On this day in F1
- Chris Amon won the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukukohe for Ferrari after Jim Clark’s Lotus hit engine trouble on this day in 1968