F1 Gossip: Hamilton, Lauda, Vettel, Horner, Verstappen, Coulthard, Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard
David Coulthard (right) is joined by former McLaren team-mate Mika 'the Flying Finn' Hakkinen

Tuesday July 5

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has claimed Lewis Hamilton "destroyed" his room at the Mercedes office after Nico Rosberg took pole position in Baku in June. He also claims Hamilton "lied" about getting on better than ever with Rosberg. (Servus TV via Motorsport)external-link

David Coulthard posted a picture of himself with his former McLaren team-mate Mika Hakkinen on Twitter, adding:external-link "Still on his side 20 years later, #ageingprocess"

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has bought a 32-piece art collection celebrating all of Formula 1's world champions from across the years.(Read Motorsport)external-link

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen won F1's Driver of the Day award for the third time in nine races after finishing second for Red Bull in Austria on Sunday. (Reuters)external-link

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes must consider if its current driver line-up is "tenable" in the long term after another collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Austria.(ESPN)external-link

Manor racing director Dave Ryan believes his team have shown they are a serious F1 competitor, and not just making up the numbers, with their Austrian Grand Prix performance. (Autosport)external-link

McLaren driver Jenson Button was keeping a keen eyeexternal-link on the Tour de France as Britain's Mark Cavendish won Monday's stage.

Jenson Button Twitter

Monday July 4

British driver Jenson Button reckons McLaren's sixth-place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix was a job well done. "We beat the Williams cars on sheer pace, and I think we did a great job today with our race strategy," he said. (Readmotorsport.com)external-link

Television presenter Eddie Jordan, the founder and former owner of the Jordan Grand Prix team, says it irritates him when drivers waste good Champagne by spraying it all over each other. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Manufacturers Pirelli are to launch an investigation into why Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had a problem with his tyres at the Austrian Grand Prix.(Motorsport.com)external-link

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen admitted weaving down the track to hold off Manor's Pascal Wehrlein at the Austrian Grand Prix, accepting his five-second penalty as "fair enough". (Thecheckeredflag.co.uk)external-link

Meanwhile Wehrlein celebrated his first point in F1 with this picture on Twitter,external-link saying: "First point in F1. Really happy for the team they deserve it so much! Thank you".

Pascal Wehrlein
Manor racing's Pascal Wehrlein finished 10th in Austria to claim his first Grand Prix point

Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo says he is looking forward to the British Grand Prix after finishing fifth in Austria. "Didn't have the pace to be on the podium today. Will work at it, understand it and have another crack in Silverstone," he tweeted.external-link

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