Gossip: Brawn, Wolff, Haas, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg

Ross Brawn & Toto Wolff
Brawn (left) claimed his lack of trust in the Mercedes hierachy forced him to quit the sport

Sunday, 30 October

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff claims his relationship with former team principal Ross Brawn remains "intact" after comments emerged in the latter's new book. (Autosport) external-link

Wolff also insists that Mercedes have a responsibility not to let team strategy decisions influence the title race between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. (ESPN)external-link

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo described his final qualifying session for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix as "horrendous" after he finished fourth behind team-mate Max Verstappen. (Autosport)external-link

Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is aiming for his eighth podium finish of the season in Mexico

American team Haas are to use a new brake supplier at the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks' time after Esteban Gutierrez's brake failure at the United States Grand Prix. (Motorsport)external-link

Force India are in no rush to make a decision about Nico Hulkenberg's replacement after the 29-year-old German agreed a deal to join Renault from next season. (ESPN)external-link

Saturday, 29 October

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen believes the sport should focus on areas other than cockpit protection, after using the FIA's favoured halo system during Mexican Grand Prix practice and saying it was like a "cap that's pulled down". (Autosport)external-link

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says Formula 1 should do away with "nonsense" penalties and let the drivers race and have incidents. (Autosport)external-link

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has backed F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's suggestion that walls be built on corners to force Formula One drivers to respect track limits. (Sydney Morning Herald)external-link

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton believes he did not get the maximum out out of his tyres in Friday's practice for the Mexican Grand Prix. (Crash.net)external-link

Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg has predicted Ferrari will be a "big threat" over the Mexican Grand Prix weekend after an impressive display in Friday practice. (Grand Prix Times)external-link

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg gets into the spirit of the Day of the Dead Mexican Festival

Friday, 28 October

Ross Brawn reveals he is ready to get back into Formula 1. (Telegraph)external-link

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has hit back at F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's comments that it would be bad for the sport if the German won the title, saying he is "not here to please everyone". (Guardian)external-link

McLaren's Jenson Button is "counting the days" until the end of the season, as the 36-year-old "can't wait" to explore life outside of F1. (Motorsport)external-link

McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso wants to know "exactly what is the truth" about long-term team boss Ron Dennis' future. (Sky Sports)external-link

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen is going to try and curb his "arrogant" radio messages during races, as the 19-year-old Dutchman feels he is being targeted by broadcasters. (Autosport)external-link

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, 29, says he "can't excuse" the Italian team's results this season - but the German insists they have "raised the bar" from last year. (Autosport)external-link

Sauber's Felipe Nasr says it is "tough" and "sad" that the team have failed to register a point this season. (Formula1.com)external-link

Red Bull pair Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo embraced Mexican festival Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix in the country.

Verstappen and Ricciardo

Thursday, 27 October

Winning in the US Grand Prix "let off steam" for reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, 31, according to Mercedes team boos Toto Wolff. (Autosport)external-link

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has welcomed the ban on moving under braking, describing it as "ridiculous". (Motorsport)external-link

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson, 26, says he would be "stupid" not to look at the possibility of joining Force India for 2017. (Autosport)external-link

Manor's Indonesian reserve driver Rio Haryanto, 23, says he has a "50/50" chance of getting a drive for next season. (Motorsport)external-link

Championship leader Nico Rosberg flew to Mexico with his rivals from other teams - but team-mate Lewis Hamilton travelled alone.

Nico Rosberg

Wednesday, 26 October

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is "really curious" to see how Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will respond to the pressure of their world title race. (F1i.com)external-link

Jenson Button says McLaren did not show him their 2017 car until he signed a new two-year deal that involves taking a sabbatical next season. (Crash.net)external-link

Lewis Hamilton posts a photo of a plane on his Twitter page
Lewis Hamilton on Twitter: "Touchdown Mexico! Looking forward to this weekend!"

Austin circuit chairman Bobby Epstein believes a bigger gap between the United States and Mexico Grand Prix would help boost attendance. (Autosport)external-link

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson says he would be "stupid" not to consider joining Force India for 2017. (Eurosport)external-link

Tuesday, 25 October

Fernando Alonso
McLaren's Fernando Alonso finished fifth at the United States Grand Prix, with team-mate Jenson Button ninth

The "true McLaren" returned to action in the United States Grand Prix, according to the Formula 1 team's race director Eric Boullier. (Eurosport)external-link

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner believes the decision to retain Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso next season is justified. (F1i.com)external-link

Red Bull's GP2 driver Pierre Gasly says he does not understand why he was overlooked for a Toro Rosso seat, and is now exploring alternatives to make his Formula 1 debut in 2017.(Autosport)external-link

Sauber's Felipe Nasr has emerged as the one of the leading contenders for the Force India seat vacated by Nico Hulkenberg.(Planet F1)external-link

Nico Rosberg
Half-way there? Mercedes' Nico Rosberg was in party mood as he sang Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer with Manor's Esteban Ocon at a karaoke party after the US Grand Prix

Monday, 24 October

Max Verstappen
Verstappen was forced to retire from the race with a technical issue unrelated to his pit-stop mix-up

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has taken responsibility for his unscheduled pit-stop during the United States Grand Prix. (Crash.net)external-link

Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds was unhappy with the FIA's decision not to punish Fernando Alonso for a collision with Felipe Massa late on in Sunday's race. (F1i.com)external-link

Renault driver Jolyon Palmer was disappointed that his team-mate Kevin Magnussen was not asked to move over for him with the pair challenging for the podium in Austin. (Autosport)external-link

Felipe Massa, who missed out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 title race, believes that Nico Rosberg deserves to win the 2016 Formula One world championship more than the Briton. (F1today)external-link

Gerard Butler on Twitter
Actor Gerard Butler enjoyed his time at the US Grand Prix, including having to take a drink from Daniel Ricciardo's shoe

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