Lewis Hamilton’s father hopes Valtteri Bottas is ready for the challenge of being team-mate to his son, warning “it could be a career-ending move when you go up against Lewis”.
Chairman Niki Lauda expects Bottas to adapt quickly to life at Mercedes and believes this year’s regulation changes will work in his favour.(Auto Motor und Sport, via ESPN)
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton has revealed that the competition to design his helmet for the 2017 season has received more than 8,000 entries. (Eurosport)
Sauber’s new technical director Jorg Zander wants his team to be able to spring surprises on its opposition this year and re-establish itself in the midfield. (ESPN)
The Texas attorney general’s office will keep secret how much money Formula 1 receives from organisers of the US Grand Prix to run the annual race. (USA Today)
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes Formula 1 could learn from Nascar when it comes to cutting costs.(Autoweek)