In the round-up: Exhaust-blown diffusers could return in 2016 due to plans intended to make F1 engines louder.
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Analysis – how exhaust blowing could return in 2016 (F1)
“What it could do, however, is open the door to the return of some exhaust-blowing effect into the car?s rear aerodynamic structures, since unlike with the current single exhaust pipe, there are no limitations on the positioning of the wastegate pipe.”
F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit (Motorsport)
“One idea being discussed is to remove the black box restrictions totally, so that manufacturers can choose any area they want to make improvements.”
Ferrari contemplates engine upgrade for Austin (F1i)
“One possibility would be to have the updated power unit solely mounted on Raikkonen?s SF15-T, considering that the Finn is no longer in contention.”
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz plans to save his two team?s employees as Formula 1 exit fears grow (The Telegraph)
“Dietrich Mateschitz, the man whose enthusiasm for F1 is almost at breaking point with Red Bull currently without an engine for 2016, is understood to have given tentative assurances that his two team?s employees will be put on other projects if they quit the sport.”
Mercedes engines could make Manor more attractive in the 2016 driver market
Manor expects say in driver market (Autosport)
“With all of our changes we feel we’re going to be in the pack, and that certainly makes the drive a lot more attractive to younger drivers looking to come into Formula 1, that’s for sure.”
Rosberg ?surprised? by worsening Mercedes reliability (Crash)
“It’s a strange one. Just when we were looking so good on reliability to then have a few issues. It is surprising and is has gotten worse through the season.”
Kimi Raikkonen: Ferrari team orders ‘not an issue’ (ESPN)
“Everybody knows what the rules are and this is a normal thing. Obviously I’m not in the championship fight so if it comes to that it’s fine.”
Hamilton heeds his father’s words as title nears (Reuters)
“You either are or you’re not. I’m not there yet. That’s what my Dad would always say. You either do or you don’t and I don’t yet.”
Vettel: ‘Mi vida y la de Hamilton no se parecen en nada’ (El Pais – Spanish)
Asked about his keenness to keep his family out of the public eye, Vettel said he is ‘a sportsman, nothing more’ and’ my private life is something else, it does not necessarily have to be tied to my work’.
Behind the scenes at Sochi (Motorsport)
“The Russian Grand Prix hardly had a good start last year and in the meantime it seemed to have picked up Korea’s mantle as the race that no-one was looking forward to.”