In the round-up: Ferrari’s chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne has said it will not stay in F1 unless it approves of its new owners’ plans for the sport.
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Ferrari Threatens to Quit Formula One Over Engine Rules (Bloomberg)
"Sergio Marchionne said the Italian supercar maker 'will not play' unless it’s provided with 'a set of circumstances, the result of which are beneficial for the maintenance of the brand in the marketplace and to strengthening the unique position of Ferrari.' Dropping out of the racing series could eventually be beneficial for Ferrari results, and 'we will celebrate until the cows come home,' Marchionne said Thursday on an analysts’ call."
Ferrari chairman issues quit threat over Liberty’s F1 plans (NBC)
"I don’t want to prejudge any of this. We’re walking into this meeting next Tuesday with the best of intentions, we’ll see where it takes us."
Perez: Force India must drop team orders now (Autosport)
Otmar Szafnauer: "It's better for the fans if they are allowed to race, but at the same time car parts aren't cheap."
Honda explains Mexico performance gains (Racer)
"We think that our engine performance at high altitude is not much worse than at lower levels. So everybody should lose some power at altitude, but our level of power loss was not as big as the other manufacturers I don't think. So that's why we were competitive."
Leclerc heading for F1 with grief and pride (Reuters)
"If I go eight years back in time, the mental side was probably a weak thing that I had. Now it has probably become my strongest point."
The Secret Life of... Max Verstappen (F1)
"Q: When was the last time you were really angry? MV: A few days ago. I think it might have been in the US..."
Alonso explains how Hamilton excels against other F1 champions (Crash)
"Lewis is one of the champions who has been able to win with a dominant car, like the last three years, with a good car, like in 2010 or 2012, and with bad cars like 2009 or 2011. Not all the champions can say that."
Verstappen: Hamilton-like domination better than battling for wins (Motorsport)
"It’s pure instinct. I have never done that (thinking about what to do at the start), not in karting either. My father has never told me how to do a start either. So it’s just pure feeling."
Ferrari: Race to Immortality review – doesn't get under the hood of Formula One (The Guardian)
"Where August’s probing Williams did so much to separate the fragile man from the fast machine, Goodrich’s more misty-eyed, nostalgic endeavour never really gets under its subject’s hood."
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