In the round-up: Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says his team can be ‘best of the rest’ behind the big three teams in 2018.
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Toro Rosso can fight for fourth in 2018 - Tost (Racer)
"Look, the first three positions are gone, forget it, this is another league and another world because they have much bigger financial resources and are much bigger teams. But then from position four onwards, everything is possible because Force India is running with a similar budget to us, Williams as well."
Ex-Grand Prix boss and former Melbourne lord mayor Ron Walker dies (SBS)
"He became a prominent Liberal Party figure, working as national treasurer of the party from 1987 to 2002. His relationship with former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett helped him to become the chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. He helped deliver Melbourne the hosting rights for the event from Adelaide in 1993."
Ron Walker, 1939-2018 (F1)
"Former Australian Grand Prix promoter Ron Walker has died at the age of 78. Walker, a prominent businessman and former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, was Chairman of the event for almost 20 years."
Williams: Sirotkin was best driver available (Autosport)
"We selected him as the best driver available to us, bar none. We're confident that he will be very quick, very consistent, very calm in his working - and I think these qualities will take him a long way."
How will new owners Liberty Media change F1? (BBC)
"Pirelli's contract as sole supplier expires at the end of 2019, and some insiders are whispering that they expect Brawn to lead an attempt to attract a different company. Michelin, which wanted to return to F1 in 2017 but was rejected by Ecclestone, is considered the most likely alternative."
Ralf Schumacher proud of son David's impressive debut (F1i)
"What he showed in the last races makes me very proud. But we also realise that the competition back in Europe will be very strong."
McLaren and Alonso: the payoff (Motorsport magazine)
"I felt a little lack of professional respect, but also it was because he questioned my motivation… Say I am slow, or ugly, or whatever, but not that I am not motivated."
Harsh truth behind President's Club's 'most un-PC event of the year' video (Stuff)
"Former attendees include a vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs, a Finnish billionaire and Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone."
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