In the round-up: The Imola circuit, which last held a round of the world championship in 2006, is seeking to take over from Monza as the home of the Italian Grand Prix.
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Imola begins talks to save Italian Grand Prix (Motorsport)
“Monza officials met with Ecclestone in Monaco last month to try to push forward a deal, but it has become clear that discussions will not resume until the necessary finances are in place.”
F1 entry now ‘practically impossible’ (Autosport)
“You can’t make a business plan work if the revenue stream is not changed.”
Sauber being ?prudent? with development (F1i)
“If you are a business, you need to run it in a prudent way ? you are not there to waste money particularly when you think you don?t have enough to do all that maybe you want to do.”
Fuoco and Gutierrez at the F1 test in Austria (Ferrari)
“Antonio Fuoco will drive an SF15-T for the first time at the test session which takes place on the Spielberg circuit in the week following the Austrian Grand Prix.”
McLaren needs an ?extreme approach? to win again (Crash)
“To beat Mercedes you need to do something extreme and with Honda we are doing an extreme approach. It is taking time, but I’m optimistic.”
Ferrari will not surrender targets after Canada (ESPN)
“We need to have a bit of humility to recognise that at the moment they are stronger than us without thinking ‘we have closed the gap so we can beat them every race’ – this is not realistic, honestly.”
Helmut Marko (Safe Is Fast)
“Our latest Ask a Pro is Helmut Marko, Red Bull Racing’s driver development guru and winner of the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours.”
Nico was not the only team member enjoying some sporting success this weekend ? our triathletes made us proud! https://t.co/PyuWPErEeb
? Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) June 15, 2015
Comment of the day
Congratulations to Neil (@Neilosjames) who won the Romain Grosjean-Pharrell Williams Caption Competition:
Romain was so excited when his manager told him he?d arranged for him to talk to Williams about 2016?
Thanks to everyone else who joined in, especially Robert, RBAlonso, Ferrox Glideh and Mathers who also made great suggestions.
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On this day in F1
A busy day in the motor racing world 30 years ago today saw Michele Alboreto with the Canadian Grand Prix for Ferrari, Mario Andretti win the IndyCar Portland 200 and a Joest Racing-run Porsche win the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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