Formula 1 gossip column: Hamilton ready for a rest
Monday, 8 December
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton appears ready for a break after his exploits with 2014 constructers' title winners Mercedes. He tweeted a picture of himself with two trophies and the message: "Finally taking these beauties home. I can sleep now!"
Hamilton won international racing driver and British competition driver of the year trophies at the 2014 Autosport awards and joked that he was "much better friends" with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in their karting days. (Autosport)
Ferrari struggled in 2014 and driver Kimi Raikkonen believes the Italian team's new team principal Maurizio Arrivabene is the "perfect" figure to restore the Maranello-based outfit to former glories. (ESPN)
Ferrari chief designer Nikolas Tombazis could leave the team, having been blamed for the car's poor results. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Red Bull chief Christian Horner says the team will be better prepared to take on Mercedes next season after having their run of four consecutive drivers' and constructors' titles ended by the German team in 2014. (crash.net)