In the round-up: Kevin Magnussen says he’s eager to race in IndyCar after Formula One.
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Magnussen open to future full-time IndyCar switch after F1 (Crash)
"It’s one of those things that I dream about at night sometimes. It’s just something that really turns me on."
Full Monaco Grand Prix Circuit to Be Used in 2019 (e-racing365)
"Monaco is back and we will use the full track. The short track was too small; it was ok, but it is much better for us to race on the big one."
Grand Prix officials preparing tribute for Ron Walker (WA Today)
"Australian Grand Prix officials are working on a tribute to the man who played a key role in bringing the race to Melbourne but have ruled out a minute's silence."
Tech insight - McLaren’s aggressive rear suspension design (F1)
"This year’s super aggressive design (above) sees the team using a big bracket on the top wishbone, similar to what they introduced to F1 for the first time in 2013 (see inset). The top wishbone is angled very far forward, which produces a very narrow triangular shape, not unlike Toro Rosso's lower wishbone of 2016 (see inset)."
April 2018 issue (subscription required) (Race Tech)
Max Mosley: "The only way to deal with Ferrari threatening to withdraw from Formula 1 is to call their bluff. What are they going to do? Le Mans is an option because the publicity is fantastic, but it's only one race a year. If Liberty Media makes Formula 1 work, they don't need Ferrari and certainly not as much as Ferrari need Formula 1."
Max Mosley: ‘It is perfectly legitimate to offer immigrants financial inducements to go home’ (The Guardian)
"Mosley says he left the Union Movement in 1963, before going into motor racing. But as our conversation draws to a close, the question still remains: is he racist? 'I don’t think I’ve ever been a racist. I know you can say that was a racist leaflet, but I’ve never had a problem about different races.'"
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On this day in F1
- On this day in 1978 a late engine failure for Riccardo Patrese handed victory in the South African Grand Prix to Ronnie Peterson