FIA boss Jean Todt has claimed that “it would be very painful for Ferrari to leave Formula 1”. The Frenchman said “Ferrari is a brand icon, Ferrari is unique. We do not want a manufacturer to leave the sport”. - Speed Week

Felipe Massa says he is already aware of the identity of his successor at Williams but he “will not tell”. The Brazilian confirmed his retirement ahead of next year and said “I hope it is the best option for the team. But I’m leaving, so it doesn’t matter to me”. - F1 Fansite

Toto Wolff has hit back at Christian Horner’s claim that next season’s engine rules are ‘barking mad’. The Mercedes’ boss has said “It it’s barking mad, then he should not have put pressure on the power units becoming cheaper”. The former drive admitted that it is a ‘huge challenge’ but “that’s what we decided to do”. - Sportsmole

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Re 3 engines limit in 2018. Its barking mad someone thought that limiting engines to 4 never mind 3 is a cheaper option for the manufacturers. Its fairly clear the main cost in engines is design and bench testing those designs and not the final engines that make it to the track. The former wil be in the 10s of £millions if not 100's over a number of season. Each final engine for a car on the track likley to be around £100,000 to 250,000 ea and costs reduce the more of the same you build