In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says McLaren are in much more promising shape now than they were 12 months ago with Honda.
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Alonso makes a pit stop in NASCAR country to talk racing (ESPN)
"We believe that we could be very, very competitive with a Renault power unit next year. All the preparations of the new car, it is looking much, much (more) promising than before."
Vasseur cancelled Honda deal on first day at Sauber (Motorsport)
"I was convinced, as I had some contacts at McLaren, that they would do their best to leave. So I could not be in a position to risk that."
New Toro Rosso to make track debut at Misano (Autosport)
"The test will allow Toro Rosso a chance to shakedown its new car, the STR13, which will run Honda engines for the first time, before pre-season testing."
F1 absolutely cannot do without Ferrari - Mansell (F1i)
"The fans worldwide are crying out to have 26 cars now. We need new drivers, new blood, new manufacturers to start competing on a level playing field."
How Renault are aiming to find their future star (Sky)
"The target of the academy is to be able to bring one of those guys into Formula 1 by 2020."
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