Formula 1 round-up: Jules Bianchi, Kimi Raikkonen, Vettel, Red Bull

Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi died last Friday, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix

Governing body the FIA has confirmed a minute's silence will be observed in honour of Jules Bianchi 15 minutes prior to the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday at 12:45 BST. (

Jules Bianchi tribute sticker

A sticker paying tribute to Bianchi will be made available to all F1 drivers in Hungary this weekend, courtesy of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

World champion Lewis Hamilton has asked his Twitter followers to help with ideas for his own sticker in memory of Bianchi.

Manor driver Will Stevens tweeted: "Arrived in Hungary for what's going to be an emotional weekend, but we race on! That's what we do and what Jules would want! #JB17 #CiaoJules."

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Kimi Raikkonen is as fast as four-time world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel but the German "almost never makes mistakes", according to Ferrari's technical director James Allison. (Autosport)

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen (left) is 59 points behind Sebastian Vettel in this year's world championship

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he has "absolutely no doubt" the team "will get back to the front". (Daily Express)

Renault would receive a significant financial bonus by being declared an historic team should it decide to again become a works marque in Formula 1, according to the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone. (Autosport)

Ecclestone will decide whether current suppliers Pirelli or Michelin will provide F1's tyres from 2017. (

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has posted his first message on Instagram.

Lotus's Romain Grosjean, meanwhile, posted an image from "beautiful Budapest".

Monday, 20 July

Former England football captain David Beckham posted a tribute to the Frenchman after his death.

David Beckham

Tennis player Rafael Nadal has sent his condolences to the driver's family.

Golfer Ian Poulter, Welsh rugby player George North and Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake also posted tributes. (Sports Mole)

Yohan Blake posted a photo of him with Bianchi
Yohan Blake posted a photo of himself with Bianchi

Bianchi's funeral will take place on Tuesday in his hometown of Nice, his family confirmed.

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya paid tribute to the Frenchman, who drove for the team as test and reserve driver in 2012. Mallya said: "We came to know an outstanding young man and a tremendous talent who was destined for great things in Formula 1." (Force India)

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