FIA president Jean Todt believes that today’s top Formula 1 cars are ’too reliable’ as the vehicles can go a whole season without breaking down. Referring to Lewis Hamilton, Todt said “He did not make any mistakes, but he also had an incredibly strong car - strong in terms of performance and reliability. Even if the Mercedes was not always the fastest, Lewis scored in 20 of the 20 grand prix. The cars are too reliable." - Sportsmole

Sauber are set to add 20 new technical staff to the team ahead of February’s testing. Team boss Frederic Vasseur said “The first began with us on November 1, the others will start step by step. In many cases, we will only benefit from them in the second half of the season in 2018." - Sportsmole

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has admitted he’s been impressed with the way Max Verstappen has dealt with “some of the difficult moments” this season. Horner said “I think Max has had the benefit of experience and he has just grown in experience of racing in general. It is easy to forget it is only his fourth year of car racing." - Planet F1

Former world champion and Renault F1 advisor Alain Prost believes that the McLaren deal will add ‘positive pressure’ to the team as they supply both Red Bull and McLaren with power units. Prost said “It will make pressure, for sure, because we will have one more competitor in the field. But we know that and we hope that it’s going to be positive pressure, and it’s a fact that we have to beat everybody." - Planet F1