Gossip: Hamilton a 'real team player'

Tuesday, 1 August Valtteri Bottas described his fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton as a “real team player” for agreeing to swap places on the last lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Mercedes) Ferrari are expected to retain both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen for 2018 – with president Sergio Marchionne saying it is”too early” to…

Gossip: Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Nasr, Silverstone

Monday, 24 July Renault driver Jolyon Palmer says he has torched his “unlucky underpants” as he seeks a change of fortune in Hungary this week. (Reuters) Singapore race promoter Colin Syn says a deal for the race to continue in 2018 and beyond is “very close.”(Motorsport.com) Reigning world champion Nico Rosberg is considering study options…

Gossip: Hamilton to Ferrari rumours, plus Alonso's Real Madrid gift

Tuesday, 18 July Renault are weighing up the prospect of running Robert Kubica at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test to further evaluate whether he can make a comeback next year. (Autosport) Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has rejected talk linking three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton with a switch to Ferrari. (Eurosport) Formula 1 should…

Gossip: Sebastian Vettel stays calm, while Lewis Hamilton revels in Silverstone win

Monday, 17 July Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says there is no need to panic after his championship lead was cut to a single point following a late puncture at the British Grand Prix.(Reuters) Pirelli says initial analysis of Ferrari’s tyres showed the punctures sustained by Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were caused by different issues.(Mail) Mercedes…

Gossip: Vettel, Ferrari, Bottas, Raikkonen, McLaren, Kvyat, Stefanovic

Monday, 10 July Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has told World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel that he can have a new contract whenever he wants. (Reuters) Kimi Raikkonen insists he is performing “the best that I can” after being called a “laggard” by Ferrari boss Marchionne. (PlanetF1) Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, described the start…

Gossip: Ricciardo and Verstappen race caravans

Monday, 3 July Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says he and team-mate Max Verstappen have been racing caravans at the Austrian GP circuit. (F1i.com) Williams will bring in former McLaren team manager Dave Redding to take on the same role with them from 17 July. (thecheckeredflag.co.uk) Briton Jolyon Palmer believes things cannot get any worse for…