Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media


Nico Rosberg has been fined a six-figure sum after the German accepted responsibility for crashing into Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix. (Daily Mail)

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is ready to commit his immediate F1 future to the Oxfordshire-based team, as talks continue to finalise a contract for 2015.(Autosport)

Daniel Ricciardo breakfast drink
Daniel Ricciardo has won all three F1 races not won by Mercedes this season

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo tweets a photo of his breakfast drink. He says: "This morning's pre-ride brekky. Spirulina, kiwi, orange, ginger, banana, blueberries, protein #tastebetterthanitlooks."

Marco Mattiacci says he is "100 times more motivated" to succeed as Ferrari team principal than when he started in the role in China 100 days ago.(


A Grand Prix in austerity-hit Greece could be on the horizon with private investors looking at the construction of a track near Athens. (CNN)

Former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan thinks the infighting between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes would not have happened under ex-team principal Ross Brawn. (Talksport)

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen believes his fourth place at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix is evidence that the team are getting stronger. (Autosport)

Romain Grosjean and Marco Sorensen
Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, left, and test driver Marco Sorensen make use of a break from racing by going for a bike ride around the F1 team's factory

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen will have to wait to find out whether they are part of the team's new three-to-five year driver plan. (ESPN)

And Boullier has also admitted that McLaren are considering an F1 role for junior driver Stoffel Vandoorne in 2015.(Autosport)

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen has had his first drive of a Formula 1 car. The 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen took a Red Bull car around the Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire. (Bild - in German)


Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, says Nico Rosberg will not face sanction for his crash with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.(Daily Mail)


Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda - three times an F1 world champion - says he has no idea why Nico Rosberg attacked team-mate Lewis Hamilton so aggressively in the incident that led to their collision at the Belgian Grand Prix. (ESPN)

Comedian David Schneider has mocked the crash involving Mercedes team-mates Hamilton and Rosberg by comparing it to 1960s hit cartoon show Wacky Races. (Twitter)

The BBC F1 team of Eddie Jordan, Suzi Perry, David Coulthard and Allan McNish brave the Ice Bucket Challenge at Spa
The BBC F1 team of Eddie Jordan, Suzi Perry, David Coulthard and Allan McNish brave the Ice Bucket Challenge at Spa

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen insisted that he tried to stay within the rules during the incident in which he forced Ferrari's Fernando Alonso off the track at Spa - and ended up being demoted from sixth place to 12th.(Adam Cooper's F1 blog)

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says a bid to win the drivers' title in his debut F1 season is on after victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas said he was happy with third place in Belgium - but was surprised with the pace Red Bull showed as Ricciardo won.(ESPN)

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says his team are "keeping Mercedes honest" by being in a position to take advantage of any problems for Rosberg or Hamilton. (Adam Cooper's F1 blog)

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is refusing to settle a legal case with a German bank preparing to sue him for allegedly undervaluing the sport, his lawyer says. (Daily Telegraph)

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