F1 gossip: Button, Alonso, McLaren, Sauber, Red Bull, Canada, Baku

Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson at the Monaco GP
The Saubers of Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson collided in Monaco, forcing both cars out a lap after Nasr refused a team radio request to let his team-mate past

Friday, 3 June

McLaren are yet to begin discussions on whether Jenson Button will remain Fernando Alonso's team-mate next season, as racing director Eric Boullier says it would be "too distracting".(Autosport)external-link

Sauber say the crash between team-mates Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson in Monaco was "unacceptable" and "must never happen again". (Sauber)external-link

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner expects the improvements of the upgraded Renault engine to be more noticeable in Canada and Baku than Monaco. (Motorsport.com)external-link

McLaren's Fernando Alonso saysexternal-link he "can't wait to drive on such a spectacular circuit" in the inaugural grand prix in Baku on 19 June.

Thursday, 2 June

McLaren pay tributeexternal-link to their founder Bruce McLaren, who died 46 years ago today aged 32 after the car he was driving crashed at the Goodwood motor circuit.

Red Bull have put preventative measures in place to ensure there is no repeat of the pit stop blunder that cost Daniel Ricciardo Monaco Grand Prix victory.(Autosport)external-link

Renault's upgraded power unit delivered "exactly what was promised" in Monaco according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. (Grand Prix Times)external-link

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen says Formula 1 must defer to "safety" over "sexy" when it comes to preventing more deaths.(Wheels24)external-link

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene insists better tyre management is key to helping the team turn its season around. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Because of ticket demands, organisers at the Canadian Grand Prix have added a new section of seating in Grandstand 12 in the Senna corner for this year's race on 12 June.(Motorsport.com)external-link

Red Bull work on Daniel Ricciardo's car during the Monaco GP
A "misunderstanding" over tyres caused a decisive delay for Daniel Ricciardo in Monaco

Wednesday, 1 June

Max Verstappen, Red Bull
Red Bull's Max Verstappen crashed in qualifying and during the Monaco GP

Red Bull rookie Max Verstappen, 18, says he has learned "to stay out of the wall" following Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix crash. (Daily Mail)external-link

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen says Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat "lost his mind" when crashing into him in Monaco. Kyvat retired and Magnussen limped to the finish without his front wing. (Grand Prix Times)external-link

London teenager Micah McLeod, 17, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, met world champion Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco GP. "Meeting my idol, Lewis Hamilton, was just fantastic and watching him win the race is something I'll never forget," Micah said. (Southwark News)external-link

Ferrari have gone from title contenders to crisis, according to the Italian press, after Force India's Sergio Perez beat Sebastian Vettel to the podium in Monaco. (F1 Today)external-link

Nico Rosberg showed "great team play" in allowing Lewis Hamilton to pass him and go on to win the Monaco Grand Prix, said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. (Foxsports.com)external-link

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his frustration after missing out on two possible grand prix victories in a row. "Two weeks now, it could have been two wins and it's not," he said. "It's getting a little bit long in the tooth." (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Sergio Perez celebrates his third-placed finish at the Monaco Grand Prix
Sergio Perez was third in Monaco, his sixth podium finish

Tuesday, 31 May

Sergio Perez, 26, hopes his third-place finish for Force India at last Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will revive a Formula 1 career that looked to have stalled following an unsuccessful one-season stay as Lewis Hamilton's replacement at McLaren in 2013.(Sky Sports)external-link

Championship leader Nico Rosberg, 30, hopes to stay with Mercedes for 'many more years' as he negotiates a new contract with the world champions. (Crash.net)external-link

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene admits his team still needs to find out why they are struggling in qualifying after another disappointing showing at the Monaco Grand Prix, where their cars started fourth and sixth on the grid.(Autosport)external-link

As a result, Ferrari are considering an engine upgrade for the Canadian Grand Prix, which is next on the calendar on 12 June.(Motorsport.com)external-link

The Ultra Soft, which was introduced at Monaco, is the favoured tyre for teams to use at the up-coming Canadian Grand Prix, according to manufacturers Pirelli.(GP update)external-link

However, Haas and Renault have controversially opted against using any of the super-soft options.(Autosport)external-link

Renault have reached agreement with Red Bull to continue to provide power units for the 2017 and 2018 season.(Automotive World)external-link

Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton
Daniel Ricciardo made clear his anger at his Red Bull team for costing him a potential race win

Monday, 30 May

The pit-stop delay that "screwed" Daniel Ricciardo's chances of taking victory at the Monaco GP was caused by the tyres being trapped at the back of the Red Bull garage. (Motorsport)external-link

Felipe Massa, 35, says this season could be his last with Williams. (UOL Esporte via Autoweek)external-link

Pastor Maldonado is in talks with teams about returning to Formula 1, after losing his seat at Renault over the winter. (Autosport)external-link

The new regulation tyres shown off by Pirelli at Monaco are still in the prototype stage, so teams still have little data to work from for next season. (Crash.net)external-link

Watch: Allan McNish explains Red Bull's "colossal mess-up"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he was in "two minds" about the Monaco GP result, with Lewis Hamilton winning, but team-mate Nico Rosberg finishing seventh. (PlanetF1)external-link

The future of the Monza GP remained uncertain as Angelo Sticchi Damiani, president of the Italian automobile club, met F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in Monaco. (Corriere della Sera via GrandPrix)external-link

Sergio Perez's third-place finish for Force India in Monaco was given the presidential seal of approval. The Mexican was congratulated on Twitterexternal-link by his country's leader Enrique Pena Nieto, who said: "Congratulations Checo for this great race."

Mexico president
Sergio Perez's third-place finish is welcomed by the Mexican president

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