In the round-up: Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff admits his team?s domination of Formula One is hurting the sport and says they could relax the restrictions on their drivers strategies to make their battles more exciting.
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Mercedes chief Toto Wolff: We have to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight… (Daily Mail)
“Maybe it’s about unleashing the two of them (Hamilton and Rosberg) completely. Make them have their own strategy cars. That would be a solution.”
Ricciardo: Red Bull will bounce back stronger than ever (Motorsport)
“It should be a little bit better, but to get on Mercedes? level, realistically we?ll probably have to wait until 2017. But you never know.”
F1’s 2017 rule changes tougher than ’09 (Autosport)
“Back then you could say, ‘I’m going to employ another 30 aerodynamicists, I’m going to run the tunnel a bit harder, I’m going to do this that and the other’. You can’t do that now.”
Williams harnesses Formula One aerofoil technology for fridges (FT – registration required)
“For a year, Williams engineers have been perfecting a thin strip of plastic, shaped as an aerofoil that attaches to shelves of the fridge.”
Jules Bianchi remembered by sprinter Yohan Blake (The Guardian)
“I watched carefully as Jules cajoled and prodded all of us who sat at the table, as he pulled out all the stops until his gear was sold to the highest bidder. I remember laughing to myself and thinking just how much he reminded me of me.”
On this day in F1
Philippe Etancelin, one of 21 drivers who was on the grid for the first ever round of the world championship, was born on this day in 1896. Etancelin survived his period in motor racing and lived to be 84, passing away in 1981.
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