F1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton cut Sebastian Vettel's title lead to 12 points with victory in Canada

Sunday, 18 June

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton hopes this season becomes less like a "rollercoaster ride" after an inconsistent start to the 2017 campaign.(Autosport)

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr says he wants to be fighting for the next year's World Championship title for Red Bull as speculation over Daniel Ricciardo's future grows. (Crash.net)

Max Verstappen tweets photo of himself with dad as child
Verstappen posted this photo of himself as a child with his father Jos on his Twitter account on Sunday

Haas F1 Team principal Guenther Steiner has reiterated that he would like to see more races on the Formula 1 calendar.(F1i.com)

Valtteri Bottas believes that the key to him securing a new contract with the Mercedes is producing consistently good form. (Motorsport.com)

Saturday, 17 June

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says last year's world champion Nico Rosberg was 'the vicious one' during his battles with Lewis Hamilton. (Daily Mail)

Renault have warned Britain's Jolyon Palmer that his place is not assured and he has to start scoring points. (Reuters)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said a number of his employees have been approached to work for a new team, rumoured to be forming for the 2018 season. (f1today.net)

Formula 1 chairman Chase Carey will be the official starter for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours. Previous starters of the race include Fernando Alonso and Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen. (Autosport)

Former Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello says making his Le Mans debut makes him feel like an F1 driver again. (Autosport)

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has said that the Italian team are capable of keeping their current fifth place in the constructors' championship. (f1today.net)

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen says the environment within the team is healthier than what he experienced at McLaren and Renault. (Autosport)

Meanwhile, Magnussen chose not to wear a onesie while out on his friend's stag do...

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen

Friday, 16 June

Robert Kubica
Kubica won the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix for BMW Sauber

Robert Kubica says he has "a plan in his head" regarding a comeback to the sport after he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time since the horrific rally accident that curtailed his career before the 2011 season. (Fox Sports)

Hyundai's boss Albert Biermann has ruled out the prospect of the car manufacturer entering F1, saying "there are more interesting ways to burn money". (Drive)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes the threat to his team from Force India will only come at certain circuits this season. Force India's Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon were in the hunt for the podium in Canada before Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo took third behind the Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. (Motorsport.com)

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says Ocon will be a "superstar of the future" after his impressive performances this season. (F1i.com)

While Mercedes driver Valterri Bottas seems to have difficulty with the set-up of his lawnmower...

Valterri Bottas

Thursday, 15 June

Force India
The Force India team of Esteban Ocon (pictured) and Sergio Perez are fourth in the constructors' championship

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is considering changing his team's name to make it more attractive to potential sponsors. (Daily Mail)

Williams set the fastest pit stop of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix, taking just 2.17 seconds to change the tyres of Lance Stroll's car. (Fox Sports Asia)

Stroll secured his first points in Formula 1 by finishing ninth in Canada, the seventh race of his career. However, former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has said Stroll's season so far has been "one of the worst rookie performances in the history of Formula 1". (The Drive)

The broadcast of footage from the Formula 1 drivers' briefing at the Monaco GP is set to be a one-off, despite the positive reception it received. It was the first time viewers saw such a briefing since the 1990s. (Autosport)

Ferrari plan to test the 'shield' cockpit safety device during free practice for the British Grand Prix next month. (F1i.com)

McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says his team "can't keep doing this" after more engine problems denied Fernando Alonso a first top-10 finish of the season. (Motorsport.com)

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson posted a picture of him on Twitter starting his day with a long bike ride. He said: "80km on the bike to start the day."

Marcus Ericsson
Marcus Ericsson (left) is yet to earn a point in the 2017 Drivers' Championship

Wednesday, 14 June

World champion Nico Rosberg has rejected talk of a return to Formula 1 after Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he would not be surprised if the German made a comeback with Ferrari. (GrandPrix.com)

McLaren engine partner Honda says it is seeing progress on new Formula 1 engine specifications but does not understand why it is unable to transfer that to the track. (Autosport)

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix on 25 June is heading for a sell-out, with tickets bought in 57 countries. The number of foreign purchasers has doubled compared with 2016. (Azernews)

Mercedes engineers worked round the clock to diagnose what went wrong in Monaco after Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas failed to finish on the podium - the duo managed a one-two at the next grand prix in Canada. (Motorsport Week)

Valterri Bottas
Flying high in the championship - but feet on the ground on the track - Valtteri Bottas could not resist taking this snap mid-flight

Tuesday, 13 June

McLaren are set to drop their current engine partners Honda and are edging towards a deal with Mercedes for next season. (Daily Mail)

Eric Boullier, McLaren's racing director, described the latest engine failure at the Canadian Grand Prix as "gut-wrenching" and "absolutely not good enough". (Telegraph)

Force India say they could change their team orders after controversy in the Canadian Grand Prix between Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. (Eurosport)

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says his 2017 Formula 1 season has been "crap" so far after his early retirement from second place in Canada. (Motorsport)

And it seems McLaren aren't just having problems with their engines...

Stoffel Vandoorne

Monday, 12 June

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has labelled Formula One a "stupid circus" after picking up two separate penalties for the same offence during the Canadian Grand Prix. (ESPN)

Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda's straightline speed deficit to rival Formula 1 teams in the Canadian Grand Prix was "dangerous". (Eurosport)

Martin Brundle says McLaren are in crisis as team chief Zak Brown hints that a Honda divorce is edging closer after the latest engine failure at the Canadian GP. (Daily Mail)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff would not be surprised if world champion Nico Rosberg makes a Formula 1 comeback with Ferrari. (Autosport)

Renault have ruled out a major engine upgrade for the next race in Azerbaijan and will not introduce a big overhaul until next year. (Formula1)

Robert Kubica has confirmed he wants to attempt a full F1 comeback six years after a horrific rallying accident in Italy. (Sky Sports)

Lewis Hamilton

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