In the round-up: Toro Rosso say late changes of engine supplier have put them at a disadvantage in recent seasons.
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Honda stability 'a massive difference' for Toro Rosso (Racer)
"Often they've been very late agreements as well, so that's extremely disruptive. It's very expensive and it's really disruptive."
Formula E to continue to use grid girls after all (Motorsport)
"Formula E will have grid girls. Maybe not in every race, but I think they are part of the tradition of motorsport."
Largest ever FIA WEC revealed (FIA)
"The grid will be made up of teams representing 12 different nations. In LMP1 there will be 10 entries, including 2 entries from Toyota and five private teams entering a total of 8 cars. "
Ricciardo overdrove under Verstappen pressure (Autosport)
"I should know what the limit is and what I need to do to put the lap together. Sometimes I have tried a bit too hard."
'I'm sure that Sean is able to do Formula One!' - Q&A with Toro Rosso's team principal, Franz Tost (Sean Gelael)
"Toro Rosso always tested with other drivers as well. For example, there was Johnny Cecotto and a couple of other drivers in the past. Why did we decide to do all these tests with Sean? Because he is using Red Bull’s simulator and he is always doing a really good job over there and we think that he has much higher potential than what he is showing currently."
Roberta Cowell’s life shows speed demons can be any shape (The Guardian)
"There isn’t an easy moral to this story. Later in life Cowell lived in something close to penury – although still driving a huge black sports car – until her death in 2011 aged 93. In her autobiography she seems a finickety, cranky sort of person, hostile to the overly macho culture of her sport, but sceptical of “sissies” and referring to herself as a freak and a one-off."
Sex, cars and grid girls (FT - registration required)
"Children lost work when we stopped them going up chimneys. But when pundits lament unemployment due to social progress, you can be sure it is the progress rather than the job losses they are really mourning."
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