Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says last year's one-two finish at the Turkish Grand Prix is spurring his team on to repeat the feat at next week's race. Full story: Crash.netexternal-link

There has been plenty of discussion surrounding Turn Eight, the multi-apex left-hander in Turkey, and its effect on the new Pirelli tyres. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel added: "It's an awesome corner, we try to take it flat year by year. It's fast and extremely bumpy, so you can hardly see where you're going - you turn in and hope for the best." Full story: Formula1.comexternal-link

Oscar-nominated British screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a script to immortalise Niki Lauda's 1976 season as a film. A typically blunt Lauda said he is giving some thought as to who should play him. "Anyone who is 25 or 26 with his right ear burnt off and dreams to be made up to look like me can start making plans," he suggested. Full story: ESPNF1.comexternal-link

This story will be updated throughout the day.

Top Stories