- Former Benetton and Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore was handed an 18-month jail sentence for tax evasion on Saturday, but intends to appeal (AFP)

- Hockenheim marketing director Jorn Teske says the decision to scrap grid girls in favour of grid kids is "very welcome" to the circuit, helping to expose the sport to a wider audience (Bild)

- The FIA is working "very closely" with INDYCAR following a positive first test of the American series' 'windscreen' cockpit protection at Phoenix last week (RACER)

- Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has called on youngster Sean Gelael to fight for the Formula 2 title in 2018 if he wants to further his F1 ambitions (Sean-Gelael.com)

- Sebastian Montoya, the son of former F1 and IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya, has joined up with the Ferrari Driver Academy (The Drive)

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