F1 gossip: Vettel, Hamilton, Grosjean, Sainz

Wednesday, 28 June

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were involved in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix's biggest talking point

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel could face further sanctions following his collision with Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the weekend. (Motorsport Week)

Haas driver Romain Grosjean says he "had doubts about his safety" following a recurring brake problem in Baku. (Canal Plus via Autoweek)

Formula 2 championship leader Charles Leclerc could be the next F1 star after a "stunning weekend" in the feeder series in Azerbaijan. (The Drive)

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz has labelled safety car restarts at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as "dangerous" and has called on Formula 1 to rethink restart procedures for the 2018 race. (ESPN)

Tuesday, 27 June

Raikkonen and Bottas celebrate on the podium
Raikkonen and Bottas were on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix but had to withdraw in Azerbaijan

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen says he "doesn't know what" Valtteri Bottas was doing as he collided into the back of the Ferrari driver on the opening lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. (Motorsport Week)

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he'd "love to get his hands on a Moto GP bike one day" and claims he spends more time off the track driving his MV Augusta bikes than anything else. (Moto GP)

Sergio Perez believes Force India team-mate Esteban Ocon's "very aggressive" driving cost Force India a potential victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after both drivers collided. (ESPN)

Max Verstappen has joked that "the engine can't break down" during his simulator session on Wednesday after the Dutchman was forced to retire from Sunday's Grand Prix with yet another engine problem. (Autosport)

Max Verstappen tweets his disappointment
Max Verstappen tweets his disappointment after he was forced to retire from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Monday, 26 June

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr is "an option" if Fernando Alonso chooses to leave the team. But Boullier admits keeping Alonso would be his preference. (Fox Sports)

Honda believes its upgraded 'spec 3' engine can give the car an extra two or three tenths of a second worth of performance. The team ran the new engine on Fernando Alonso's car in Friday's practice for the Azerbaijan GP. (Autosport)

Kimi Raikkonen blames Valtteri Bottas for their collision on the first lap of the race in Baku. The Ferrari driver accused the Mercedes man of braking too early.(Autosport)

Daniel Ricciardo says he was "giggling like a little schoolboy" after claiming victory in Azerbaijan. The Australian started the race from 10th on the grid. (Firstpost)

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