F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Hamilton, Magnussen, Mercedes, Raikkonen

Ant & Dec
TV presenters Ant and Dec were among the celebrities at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday

Sunday, 28 May

Daniel Ricciardo criticised his Red Bull team after a timing mistake saw him qualify only fifth at the Monaco Grand Prix. (Yahoo)

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen said Lewis Hamilton was one of the "worst" blockers during Monaco qualifying. (Motorsport)

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda says Hamilton's lack of pace in qualifying was down to complications with the car's set-up. (Sky Sports, via PlanetF1)

Kimi Raikkonen took his first pole position since 2008 - then said it does not guarantee anything. (ESPN)

Force India are targeting a sixth consecutive double-points finish for Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. Perez qualified seventh in Monaco, with Ocon 16th. (F1i)

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Saturday, 27 May

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1 should move away from "supermarket car parks" towards more traditional racetracks such as that at Monaco this weekend. (Independent)

Jenson Button, who is making a one-off appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix, says he would be interested in racing in Nascar and the Le Mans 24 Hours. (ESPN)

Williams' 18-year-old Canadian driver Lance Stroll says his struggles in Monaco practice mirrored his experience of driving the circuit on the Playstation.(Motorsport.com)

Lewis Hamilton has been voted the most popular driver, and Ferrari the most popular team, in a global fans' poll. (Autosport)

Nico Rosberg at the Monaco GP
World champion Nico Rosberg was soaking up the atmosphere in Monaco on Friday

Friday, 26 May

Lewis Hamilton cannot explain why he finished eighth in Monaco practice, despite having made a strong start, because he does not understand what went wrong. (Crash.net)

Nico Hulkenberg says his Renault car was "two steps behind" and that he is ignoring his "terrible" lap times.(Autosport)

Fernando Alonso says he will be happy with the outcome of his first Indy 500 whatever the result, because of how much he has enjoyed the build-up to Sunday's race. (ESPN)

McLaren has not charged its F1 sponsors any extra for the branding and exposure they are receiving from its Indy 500 venture with Alonso. (Motorsport.com)

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen tweeted: "Focus is essential because a low risk lap in Monaco doesn't exist if you want to be fast"

Thursday, 25 May

Lewis Hamilton says matching his idol Ayrton Senna's tally of 65 pole positions at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix would feel "very unreal". (ESPN)

Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 adventure could herald McLaren's return to IndyCar racing and kick-start talk about bringing Formula One back to the Brickyard, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday. (Eurosport)

Fernand
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will make his Indy 500 debut on Sunday

Formula 1 teams have been told to change the rear jack points on their cars for safety reasons after a recent Formula Four accident that cost British teenager Billy Monger his legs. (Reuters)

Daniel Ricciardo is ready to attend to some "unfinished business" in Monaco and has new parts on the RB13 to help him achieve his dream. (Fox Sports)

Wednesday, 24 May

Nico Rosberg
Your name's not on the list so you are not coming in. New role for Nico Rosberg in Monaco?

Nico Rosberg could be about to take on a new role as part of the club that promotes the Monaco Grand Prix. (F1 Today)

Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton has the whole Mercedes team behind him this year. (Sky Sports)

Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez fear that the new more aggressive kerb layout at the Swimming Pool complex could act as a launchpad for F1 cars over the Monaco GP weekend. (Motorsport.com)

Toro Rosso technical director James Key concedes that the team's 2017 STR12 Formula 1 chassis is not as strong as recent seasons' designs. (Autosport)

McLaren
Jenson Button is back for one race as he replaces Fernando Alonso, who takes part in Indy 500 this weekend

Tuesday, 23 May

Pastor Maldonado
Pastor Maldonado started 95 grands prix, winning one - the 2012 Spanish GP

Pastor Maldonado has revealed he rejected the opportunity to return to the Formula 1 grid this season. (Planet F1)

Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula 1 comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it.(Daily Mail)

Button does not discount scoring McLaren's first points of the 2017 F1 season, despite a dramatic incident in the simulator.(Crash.net)

Mercedes says a turbo defect it has never encountered before led to Valtteri Bottas' engine failure at the Spanish Grand Prix. (ESPN)

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey says top F1 teams have told the championship's new owner Liberty Media they want to be "protected from themselves" in spending terms. (Autosport)

Nicky Hayden
Lewis Hamilton was one of many F1 drivers to pay tribute to former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who died on Monday

Monday, 22 May

Max Verstappen
Verstappen is sixth in the drivers' standings as Red Bull have struggled to match the pace of Mercedes and Ferrari

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 Carlo this weekend. (ESPN)

McLaren are planning to implement the second part of their major update of its car at the Monaco race. (Autosport)

Fernando Alonso believes "things are a little bit more open" at McLaren since executive director Zak Brown replaced Ron Dennis. (Crash.net)

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