F1 gossip: Halo benefits, Formula E no threat, Angel Nieto tributes, Rosberg's traffic dash

Friday, 4 August

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari tests the Halo device
The halo head protection device will be mandatory in Formula 1 from the 2018 season

The FIA has released a video outlining the purpose and design benefits of the controversial Halo device, which will be introduced into Formula 1 in 2018. (F1Today)

Haas F1 Team boss Gunther Steiner feels the rise of Formula E is no threat to Formula 1, despite big names like Mercedes entering the sport from 2019-20. (Speedcafe)

The world of F1 and motorsport has paid tribute to Spain's 13-time motorcycle world champion Angel Nieto who died on Thursday following a traffic accident Ibiza. (insidesport)

London rush hour showed no mercy to retired F1 world champion Nico Rosberg who tweeted his race against the clock to catch a flight.(Twitter)

Nico Rosberg Twitter

Thursday, 3 August

Valtteri Bottas has said he does not want to be in his Mercedes' team-mate Lewis Hamilton's shadow, saying that there "is no number one or number two driver". (F1i.com)

Mercedes tester George Russell has said the halo cockpit protection device helped him see more than usual at the Hungaroring Formula 1 test. (Motorsport)

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has called Kimi Raikkonen "a champion" following his performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (ESPN)

Max Verstappen says he will probably speak to Daniel Ricciardo again after the Red Bull duo crashed into each other at the weekend. (Motorsport)

Wednesday, 2 August

The thickness of Formula 1's halo cockpit protection device could be reduced as the FIA plans to "see how much we can push" the controversial design. (Autosport)

Polish driver Robert Kubica was seventh quickest on his return to F1 testing, six years after his career was stalled by a rallying crash.(Eurosport)

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Kubica's remarkable return to Formula 1

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says the team are open to considering Paul di Resta for a return to F1 next season after the Briton returned during the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Crash)

Ferrari says it is considering moulding Sauber into a junior team for its young drivers. (Motorsport.com)

Tuesday, 1 August

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton (right) let his Mercedes team-mate Bottas pass him in Hungary, with the Finn finishing third

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 consider a move for Hamilton. (Motorsport.com)

Haas driver Romain Grosjean says he will speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting over his concerns about Nascar-style racing in F1. (Fox Sports Asia)

Monday, 31 July

Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel
Raikkonen (left) said he could go faster than Vettel but was used as a buffer by Ferrari against Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel won the race in Hungary but admitted Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen had more pace. (Reuters)

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has thanked team-mate Lewis Hamilton for letting him retake third spot just before the finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Planet F1)

Fernando Alonso achieved McLaren's best result with his sixth place in Budapest and says he was surprised to set the fastest lap of the race. (ESPN)

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Haas rival Kevin Magnussen both traded insults after their clash at the Hungary Grand Prix. (Autosport)

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