Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media


Luca Marmorini will leave his role as the director of the engine and electronics department at Ferrari who are restructuring their power unit set-up. Formula1.comexternal-link

Jean-Eric Vergne takes time out while in Assen for a promotional event with Red Bull Racing
Jean-Eric Vergne takes time out in Assen for a promotional event with Red Bull Racing

Mercedes boss Niki Lauda says reports that the team are considering a move for Sebastian Vettel at Lewis Hamilton's expense for the 2016 season are "absolute rubbish". Sky Sportsexternal-link

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can still win the world title, despite being 71 points behind leader Nico Rosberg. Daily Starexternal-link

Caterham want to be the first team on the Formula 1 grid to host their whole trackside IT infrastructure off-site.


Kamui Kobayashi
Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi says his holiday has not started yet because of media commitments

Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey, who is retiring at the end of the season, has warned that F1's restrictive regulations pose the danger of making all the cars look the same. Motor Sportexternal-link

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Formula 1 teams must stop trying to control their drivers so much if the sport is going to make them heroes again. Yahoo! Sportexternal-link

Force India boss Vijay Mallya believes his young driver pairing of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez is the strongest line-up the team have ever had. Formula1.comexternal-link

Team bosses are heading for a clash with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix calendar with the possibility of 22 races in 2016 - up from 19. F1Todayexternal-link


Mexico's Esteban Gutierrez, 22, wants to stay at Sauber next season despite being unable to collect a single championship point in 11 races in 2014.

Esteban Gutierrez'
Esteban Gutierrez's best finish this season is 12th in the season-opening Australian GP

Ferrari have denied that technical director Pat Fry is about to be sacked following the team's indifferent performances this season. Sky Sportsexternal-link

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was left behind by a 16-year-old at the German Karting Championship in May. Sahara Force India academy driver Jehan Daruvala from Mumbai revealed: "I did not interact with him directly, but I know that he was asking about my timings because I was going faster than him." New Indian Expressexternal-link

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, 40, enjoyed a night out in London with his girlfriend Geri Halliwell, 41, the ex-Spice Girl. The pair arrived at Harry's Bar in Mayfair in a 1964 red AC Cobra. Daily Mailexternal-link


Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg wants clarity on the battle lines between him and team-mate Lewis Hamilton after the latter disobeyed orders to let him past at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has backed Hamilton over ignoring team orders in Budapest. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Hamilton has also earned praise for his performance at the Hungarian GP from pop singer partner Nicole Scherzinger. She tweeted:external-link "So proud of u babe @LewisHamilton starting from pitlane & ending on the podium!"

McLaren's racing director Eric Boullier says a software glitch with the team's weather equipment was to blame for not switching from intermediate to slick tyres sooner at the Hungarian GP. Sun (subscription required)external-link

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists he will not let Fernando Alonso's second place in Hungary result in the Italian outfit losing focus. ESPNexternal-link


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has received the support of Niki Lauda, a three-time F1 champion and non-executive director at the German outfit, for not following team orders to let Nico Rosberg pass him at the Hungarian Grand Prix.Daily Expressexternal-link

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo is ahead of Red Bull team-mate and world champion Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standings

Caterham's new owners are facing legal action from about 40 members of staff the team dismissed before the German Grand Prix. Autosport external-link

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says his second place at the Hungarian GP felt like a win after the Italian team's struggles so far this season.ESPNexternal-link

Alonso and Hamilton have each praised the quality of driving from Hungarian GP winner and Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo. grandprix.comexternal-link

Ricciardo posted a picture of himself on Twitterexternal-link with a bottle of champagne and the message: "Can't guarantee this guy's gonna remain sober for much longer this evening."

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