In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff admits hiring Sebastian Vettel would have marketing value for Mercedes but stresses the team is “pursuing a long-term strategy” with its driver line-up.
"Even if it’s sometimes hard to trace the link, there is a genuine technology trickle-down from F1 (and other motorsports) to the showroom. It’s clearest at the hypercar end of the market, of course: the forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, Mercedes-AMG Project One and Gordon Murray’s T50 (reviving the ‘fan car’ concept he pioneered in F1 in 1978!) are just the latest examples of money-no-object ‘F1 cars for the road’."
"Tony Rolt’s name is written into F1’s opening chapter but his story demands a broader canvas. He was a youthful prodigy, a soldier decorated for gallantry, a serial escapee in the second world war and designer and builder of the Colditz glider, a Le Mans winner and a successful engineer and businessman."
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