Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

SUNDAY, 1 JUNE

Lewis Hamilton says he will approach the Canadian Grand Prix with "even more energy and determination" after finishing second behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Monaco. Crash.net

Marc Marquez and Fernando Alonso

Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has described the rivalry between Hamilton and Rosberg as "entertainment for the fans", but stressed that the "moment that it goes in the direction we believe is not in the spirit of Mercedes, we will act accordingly". Daily Star

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says he is not lacking motivation despite a run of poor results and has predicted his Italian team will enjoy more success before the season is out. ESPN

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has revealed an interest in trying out a Formula 1 car after meeting with Ferrari driver and fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. Fox Sports

SATURDAY, 31 MAY

Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa says the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will not prove a hindrance in the race for the F1 world championship title, such is the German team's superiority over its rivals.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Hamilton tweets about his relationship with Rosberg: "We've been friends a long time and as friends we have our ups and downs. Today we spoke and we're cool, still friends #noproblem."

Full story: Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team is managing the potentially divisive relationship between Rosberg and Hamilton, and that both will be given an equal opportunity to succeed.

Full story: ESPN

Hamilton has come under fire from Stevenage MPs for making "derogatory" remarks about his home town before the Monaco Grand Prix.

Full story: Daily Mail

Ferrari will offer Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey a wage of £16m and the chance to develop his own super car project in a bid to convince the Briton to join them.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

FRIDAY, 30 MAY

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has praised Nico Rosberg's mental strength after he regained the Formula 1 championship lead from team-mate Lewis Hamilton with victory in the Monaco GP.

Full story: Crash.net

Red Bull Racing
Red Bull crunch the numbers from the Monaco GP

Teams are considering banning in-season testing next year as they continue discussions with governing body FIA about ways to cut costs.

Full story: Autosport.com

McLaren have denied rumours that Japanese car manufacturer Honda, which is set to return to Formula 1 next year as McLaren's works engine supplier, are also looking into buying the Woking-based team.

Full story: Pitpass.com

McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen is suffering from "rookie syndrome" in terms of developing the car in his first season of F1, according to the team's racing director Eric Boullier.

Full story: Formula1.com

THURSDAY, 29 MAY

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has ruled out any chance of winning the title this season, believing the Mercedes cars are "too fast".

Full story: Aftenposten (in Norwegian)

Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa with mechanics from the Williams team at Monaco

Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes his team can finally challenge the all-conquering Mercedes team, following a strong showing at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

Full story: Daily Star

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton believes he learned lessons throughout his troubled Monaco Grand Prix weekend and says he feels "stronger mentally this year than ever before".

Full story: Daily Express

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen says Hamilton should learn to lose with dignity and should consider apologising to his Mercedes' team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Full story: Ilta Sanomat (in Finnish)

WEDNESDAY, 28 MAY

Former Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick, the steward who cleared Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of cheating at the Monaco Grand Prix, has urged Lewis Hamilton to "man up" over the decision and move on.

Full story: Daily Mail

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso's self-taken picture on the Ferrari simulator

Rosberg believes he can rebuild his strained relationship with Mercedes' team-mate and title rival Hamilton.

Full story: Daily Star

German World Cup squad members Julian Draxler and Benedikt Howedes were involved in a car accident while filming a promotional advert with Rosberg.

Full story: Bild (In German)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner backs Sebastian Vettel to emerge from one of the worst slumps of his career.

Full story: Daily Mail

TUESDAY, 27 MAY

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard thinks Nico Rosberg's fractious relationship with Mercedes' team-mate Lewis Hamilton will revive interest in the sport.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo shows street trials pro rider Danny MacAskill his technique on a bike

Jenson Button believes his former McLaren team-mate Hamilton will 'blitz' Nico Rosberg in the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

Full story: Daily Express

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he will step in if he feels the feud between Hamilton and Rosberg threatens to get out of hand.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Formula 1 team owner Eddie Jordan says Peter Sauber should sell up and follow him into retirement from the sport.

Full story: Blick (in German)

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