Daniel Ricciardo believes the quality of the car dictates Formula 1 by 75% as opposed to driver skill and thinks this could be the reason for Lewis Hamilton’s performances. The Australian driver said “Lewis has won three of the last four championships, but if he was in a midfield team, he wouldn’t have three of the last four championships. The car is a big part of it, but you need to be a good driver to get the equipment to the top." - Planet F1

Adrian Newey, Red Bull's chief technical officer, has dubbed F1’s new Halo “clumsy and ugly”. The Halo will be implemented from 2018 onwards and Newey said “The engineer in me says that it just seems to be such a clumsy and ugly solution, it just feels as if we ought to be able to do something better than that." - Planet F1

Williams are set to announce the replacement of Felipe Massa after revealing his retirement last month. The British team is the last to unveil its driver lineup for next season and it's been reported that this will be concluded on Friday, with Robert Kubica and Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin as potential candidates. - F1 Fansite

Mercedes have moved for former Ferrari engine boss Lorenzo Sassi. When asked about the Italian’s situation, Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne confirmed his move “Sassi is continuing the development of his career." - Sportsmole

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