Formula 1 Gossip: Bottas, Alfa Romeo, Verstappen

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas has been involved with battles with fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen this season

Friday, 13 November

Ferrari and Red Bull had discussed the possibility of teaming up to bring the Alfa Romeo name back to F1. (Motorsport.com)

Lewis Hamilton's helmet
Lewis Hamilton posted this picture of his helmet on Instagram, saying: "Just for you, Brazil!! A tribute to the greatest #AyrtonSenna"

Valtteri Bottas says he is not worried about a potential backlash from Finnish fans, after a couple of collisions with countryman Kimi Raikkonen. (Autosport.com)

On a scale of one to 10, 18-year-old Max Verstappen says "10" when asked about how fed up he is answering questions about his age. (Crash.net)

Brazilian sports fans are losing interest in F1. (Foxsports)

Jonathan Palmer, the father of 2016 Lotus driver Jolyon Palmer, is working on plans for a new, modern race track in France.(grandprix.com)

Thursday, 12 November

Ferrari and Mercedes are showing early interest in Mick Schumacher, the 16-year-old son of F1 legend and record world champion Michael. (grandprix.com)

Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher has been invited by Mercedes to take part in their Stars and Cars event in December, which will feature world champion Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Nico Rosberg. (Express.de - in German)

Lotus insist their participation in the Brazilian Grand Prix is not in doubt despite security staff blocking access to their garage at Interlagos on Wednesday. (Motorsport.com)

A day after it was revealed the US Grand Prix in Austin was a doubt, the city's mayor Steve Adler says he is looking for ways to save what he calls one of the city's top attractions. (mystatesman.com)

Nico Hulkenberg
Driver Nico Hulkenberg tweets: Teamdinner time @ForceIndiaF1 ! Let's bring that 5th place home!

Wednesday, 11 November

Former American racing driver and promoter Tavo Hellmund, who is responsible for the US Grand Prix and helped bring back the Mexico Grand Prix, is interested in buying the Manor Marussia team with a group of investors. (Eurosport)

The future of the US Grand Prix is in doubt after the state of Texas announced it would reduce the funding it pays to the Circuit of Americas. (My Statesman)

Jenson Button has posted a picture on Instagram of him sitting in James Corden's seat on the set of the Late Late Show. (Jenson Button Instagram)

Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen, 23, has been testing Porsche's 919 Hybrid racer in Spain, as he considers a career in endurance racing. (F1i.com)

Tuesday, 10 November

Red Bull and Renault are poised to continue their Formula 1 partnership into 2016, providing Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz gives the green light. (Autosport.com)

Lotus technical director Nick Chester says introducing a new set of engine regulations would be "a can of worms".(F1i.com)

Alexander Wurz, 41, the Austrian ex-F1 driver and current Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman, has announced his retirement from competitive motor racing. (ESPN.co.uk)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will run Renault's upgraded engine at the Brazilian Grand Prix, but the Australian will have to take a grid penalty for the privilege. (PlanetF1.com)

Formula One's official tyre supplier Pirelli says it expects two to three stops at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. (ReadMotorsport.com)

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen leads Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat
Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne is considering a new partnership with Red Bull

Monday, 9 November

Ferrari has re-opened the door to helping Red Bull with their engine supply crisis but president Sergio Marchionne is ruling out giving the same race engines to a rival team. (Inautonews)

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen wants to see Aston Martin in Formula 1 amid rumours the manufacturer is planning a return to the sport. (F1i.com)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is good for both drivers and the sport overall. (Mercedes)

The FIA admits mistakes were made when new rules governing engine deals were introduced for 2014. (Autosport)

Zandvoort want to host a Formula 1 race again, 30 years since the last Dutch Grand Prix. (FOX Sports)

World champion Lewis Hamilton was back in London over the weekend for his mum's birthday - complete with star musical guest. (@lewishamilton on Instagram)

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