More motor racing links of interest:
Vettel still has what it takes at Ferrari, says Webber (Reuters)
"I think he needs a couple more lieutenants, he needs to have less responsibility in the team and just more reassurance that the Monday to Friday stuff is going to be dealt with."
De Vries untouchable in Austrian qualifying (F2)
"Nyck De Vries pulled off a qualifying masterclass to seal pole position with time to spare in Spielberg, stretching his Championship lead by four points. He finished ahead of rookie duo Anthoine Hubert and Gunayu Zhou."
Armstrong's domination continues (F3)
"Marcus Armstrong achieved his first pole position of the season in a frantic FIA Formula 3 Qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring. The Prema Racing ace was able to hold on to P1 ahead of Max Fewtrell and Jüri Vips, despite a late red flag interrupting his session."
Additional non-championship race to be held at Assen (W Series)
"It will be a non-championship race, with no W Series championship points awarded, and, in a spirit of experimentation, the starting grid will be in reverse order of the finishing positions of our normal Saturday race the afternoon before."
De Ferran: ‘Alonso is one of the best drivers who’s ever lived’ (Motorsport magazine)
"That guy is incredible. I’ve seen him do things in a racing car… sometimes if you watch it on TV, you can’t appreciate it. And I’m a little bit arrogant, I thought I was good, but (when I watch him) I go ‘Yeah! OK, that was pretty impressive’."
Rich Energy lose court battle with Whyte Bikes; several court orders made (Formula Spy)
"Rich Energy can go to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal these orders, with any such application or application for a continuation of their three week stay being submitted before the 18th of July. Formal sign-off of these orders by Judge Melissa Clarke is scheduled for this coming Monday."
New 'FIA Motorsport Games' announced (FIA)
"The FIA Motorsport Games will be an annual event, with drivers from a variety of disciplines participating in the same venue on the same weekend under their national flag. The Motorsport Games will initially feature six categories: GT, Touring Car, Formula 4, Drifting, Karting Slalom and Digital Motorsport."
Hamilton sells the £25m candy red private jet he used to fly pet bulldogs around the world (The Sun)
"However, the 34-year-old has sold the jet on as it did not make financial sense while it was also not in keeping with his views on sustainable living."
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