F1 gossip: Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari, Ross Brawn on grid penalties, Kevin Magnussen

Friday, 1 September

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo (right) and Vettel were team-mates at Red Bull before the German's move to Ferrari

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says he will not join Ferrari just to be Sebastian Vettel's 'bridesmaid'. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, Vettel denies team orders are in effect at Ferrari and insists he and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen have been racing each other 'flat out' all season. (Planet F1)

The Italian team has confirmed it will not introduce a new engine in this weekend's home GP, but will extend the development of its fourth power unit for later in the championship. (F1 technical)

F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has called for an end to the increasing number of grid penalties in the sport. (Autosport)

Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen reckons the Monza circuit is the best track in the F1 calendar for overtaking. (The Checkered Flag)

Thursday, 31 August

Fernando Alonso
The future of Fernando Alonso could depend on the relationship between McLaren and Honda

McLaren and Honda are edging closer to a split as they prepare for a weekend of talks which could determine the future of the F1 engine provider, as well as driver Fernando Alonso. (Autosport)

Pirelli suspect strange tyre vibrations seen at the Belgian Grand Prix will continue in Italy this weekend, but the supplier is still looking for an explanation as to why. (Motorsport)

The son of former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher is eyeing a career following in his father's footsteps. Fifteen-year-old David plans to compete in Formula Four next year but is already aiming for the top. (Sport Bild via sport 24)

Force India have implemented a new 'team policy' to try to avoid any future incidents between drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, following their two collisions in Belgium. (Sky Sports)

Renault technical director Bob Bell believes the team are taking steps forward in their performance and will continue to do so at Monza. (The Checkered Flag)

Mercedes will delay contract extension talks with Lewis Hamilton until the 2017 championship has been decided. (Autosport)

Wednesday, 30 August

Hamilton and Vettel
"Seb doesn't want to be my team-mate," Hamilton told Sky Italia

Lewis Hamilton's "dream" of driving for Ferrari appears to be over after Sebastian Vettel signed a three-year contract extension with the Italian team. (Sky Italia, via Daily Express)

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has told bosses it's "Honda or me" following his frustration with the engine provider. (Auto Motor und Sport, via Autoweek)

Uncertainty over the future of McLaren's relationship with Honda led to Sauber pulling out of its own engine deal with the Japanese manufacturer. (ESPN)

Williams remain coy on the prospect of Alonso joining them when his McLaren contract expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Renault would not be ready to meet Alonso's expectations in 2018, says managing director Cyril Abiteboul. (Eurosport)

Meanwhile, Alonso is due to play in a charity football match in Monza before this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The Spaniard posted this picture on Instagram:

Alonso
"See you tomorrow at the solidarity party of Monza," he said.

Williams driver Felipe Massa says a penalty for ignoring yellow flags at the Belgian Grand Prix soured his weekend. (Motorsport)

Sergio Perez's "aggressive" driving style, which that led to his collision with Force India team-mate Esteban Oconat at Spa, was "ridiculous", says Jacques Villeneuve. (Autosport)

Tuesday, 29 August

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is second in the drivers' standings behind Sebastian Vettel

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says there will be no contract talks with Lewis Hamilton in the coming months. (F1i.com)

Max Verstappen's dad, Jos, says he and his son are starting to question whether Red Bull can turn around their situation with Renault engine problems. (Ziggo Sport, via Autosport)

Renault adviser and brand ambassador Alain Prost personally apologised to Max Verstappen for the Red Bull driver's engine failure at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. (F1i.com)

Honda, McLaren's engine partner, says there was "nothing showing" in Fernando Alonso's data despite the driver retiring from the Belgian Grand Prix. (Daily Express)

Force India driver Esteban Ocon has offered an olive branch to team-mate Sergio Perez after publicly accusing the Mexican of twice trying to kill him in Belgium at the weekend. (Reuters)

Toro Rosso have confirmed Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael will drive for the team in four of the next six FP1 sessions. (ESPN)

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