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De la Rosa: '¿Alonso a Mercedes? Hay un 50% de posibilidades' (Marca - Spanish)
De la Rosa rates Alonso's chance of joining Mercedes for next season as 50-50 in spite of his contract with McLaren.
McLaren confident Fernando Alonso won't leave for Mercedes (Sky)
"Obviously he wants to be winning races, as do we, but I am not worried about that scenario."
I don't want to annoy Mercedes - Wehrlein (Autosport)
"I understand they want to go for the best option, that they want to have a bit more time, or the time they need to decide which one they think will be the best one for the team."
Formula One returns to France after 10-year absence (Reuters)
"The five-year deal was agreed with the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (PACA) region in association with the city of Toulon, department of Var and the French motorsport association (FFSA)."
Boullier/Ecclestone talks key to French GP return (F1i)
"My support is that I live in the UK and as the racing director of a Formula One team I have a special relationship with Bernie Ecclestone. I just made sure the discussion happened, the presentation took place, and the right messages were sent and understood."
Ferrari not expecting a 'weaker' Mercedes after Rosberg's exit (Motorsport)
Sergio Marchionne: "I compliment (Rosberg) for making his choice, and I'm not sure where that leaves Mercedes for 2017."
Aki Hintsa siunattiin haudan lepoon Ähtärissä - Lewis Hamilton asteli kirkosta surumielisenä (Iltalehti - Finnish)
Lewis Hamilton attended Aki Hintsa's funeral last weekend.
Ricciardo to unlock 'hidden honey badger' (SBS)
"Being able to put on some strength and muscle will be more challenging and more rewarding, so I'm up for that. I'm all for making it harder."
Nico Rosberg retirement... (Stefan Johansson)
"I don’t recall one single person ever mention or speculate about Prost backing up Lauda into the pack (in the 1984 title-decider), the term “backing up” didn’t even exist."
Nico Rosberg retirement 'brave and understandable' (BBC)
"Mercedes maybe should look at Paul di Resta. He is under contract in DTM, has been the reserve driver at Williams this season and did four seasons of F1 with Force India."
A new look for Formula 1 in 2017 as Rosberg retires (The Way it Is)
"F1's ladder system--GP2, F3, GP3, etc.--has become absurdly expensive. It takes many millions of dollars to get into F1 in the 21st century and I seriously doubt that talented drivers from regular middle class families such as Gilles Villeneuve or James Hunt would be able to make it to F1 if they were racing today."
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