F1 gossip: Rosberg, Wolff, Honda, McLaren, Sauber

Monday, 19 June The 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg says “I know what Toto really thinks about me, so I don’t care what an English newspaper writes” after Mercedes chief Toto Wolff accused him of being ‘the vicious one’ during his battles with Lewis Hamilton. (DPA news agency via F1i.com) Hamilton believes Mercedes can be…

F1 gossip: Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Alonso, McLaren, Honda, Rosberg, Renault

Monday, 12 June Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has labelled Formula One a “stupid circus” after picking up two separate penalties for the same offence during the Canadian Grand Prix. (ESPN) Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda’s straightline speed deficit to rival Formula 1 teams in the Canadian Grand Prix was “dangerous”. (Eurosport) Martin Brundle says McLaren…

F1 gossip: Red Bull, Horner, Alonso, Stroll, Grosjean, Hamilton

Monday, 5 June Team principal Christian Horner is worried Red Bull could struggle to compete at the next three grands prix, starting in Canada this weekend. (Autosport) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says his first priority is to win a third Formula 1 title after returning from racing in the Indy 500. (Mail on Sunday) Williams’…

F1 gossip: Australian Grand Prix, Button, Perez, Kvyat

Tuesday, 30 May The season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be moved back to mid-March by Formula 1 owners Liberty Media to stop the race clashing with the start of the Aussie rules season. (Sydney Morning Herald) Jenson Button says Formula 1 is now “the way it should be” due to new regulations but insists he…

F1 gossip: Verstappen, Red Bull, Ferrari, Monaco, Alonso, McLaren

Monday, 22 May Max Verstappen has been linked with a move to Ferrari but is not planning to consider offers to leave Red Bull until his contract expires.(F1i.com) Verstappen, 19, also says his crash at the Monaco Grand Prix last year will not impact on his confidence when this year’s race takes place in Monte…

F1 gossip: Button, Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel, drone fears

Tuesday, 16 May Jenson Button, who retired last year, cannot rule out of the prospect of returning full-time to Formula 1 in 2018. The 2009 world champion is standing in for McLaren’s Fernando Alonso in Monaco as the Spaniard competes in the Indy 500. (ESPN) Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is not ruling out making…