F1 gossip: Gasly, Magnussen, Stroll, Andretti, Grosjean, Toro Rosso

Sunday, 22 October

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly made his Formula 1 debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly opted to miss the United States Grand Prix to compete in the Japanese Super Formula title race - which was then cancelled because of a typhoon. (Autoweek)

Hass driver Kevin Magnussen and Williams' Lance Stroll have both received grid penalties for impeding Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean during qualifying in Austin, Texas. (Sky Sports)

Michael Andretti says he still has plans for his team - Andretti Autosport, who race in IndyCar - to compete in Formula 1. (DW Motorsport)

Toro Rosso say that New Zealander Brendon Hartley will "most likely" drive for them at next weekend's Mexican Grand Prix. (Radio Sport)

McLaren's social media manager had her phone taken over by a familiar face...

Saturday, 21 October

Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo
Could Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo be future team-mates?

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says he would like to partner Lewis Hamilton while the world championship leader is in his prime but adds that no announcement about his future "is going to come any time soon". (ESPN)

Hamilton has been better this year because there has not been the "controversy" he had last season with former team-mate Nico Rosberg, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. (Daily Express)

Valtteri Bottas believes he is learning from being beaten by Mercedes team-mate Hamilton and says he can match the Briton in the future. (Autosport)

Carlos Sainz Jr moved from Toro Rosso to Renault for the remainder of the season but wants to keep the differences between the two teams secret to use to his advantage. (Crash.net)

Friday, 20 October

Former Mercedes team-mate Jenson Button believes that Lewis Hamilton can match Michael Schumacher's championship record of seven world titles before his career ends. (Beyond the flag)

Sebastian Vettel is 59 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton in the driver's championship
Sebastian Vettel is 59 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton in the driver's championship

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has not given up hopes of winning the championship and in reference to the English phrase "it's not over until the fat lady sings," he said "we need to make sure she shuts up for quite a while". (Daily Mail)

Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat has vowed to use this weekend's US Grand Prix as an opportunity to show why he should remain in Formula 1 beyond this season. (ESPN)

McLaren's Fernando Alonso could enter the Daytona 24-hour sportscar race in January to prepare for Le Mans. (Reuters)

Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley says a bold phone call to Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko helped him get his opportunity at the US Grand Prix. (ESPN)

New Zealander Brendan Hartley will make his grand prix debut at the US Grand Prix as a replacement for Pierre Gasly
New Zealander Brendan Hartley will make his grand prix debut at the US Grand Prix as a replacement for Pierre Gasly

Thursday, 19 October

Ferrari risk opening the door to "chaos" if they shake up their organisation too much in response to the reliability failures that have wrecked their championship ambitions, claims Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer. (Motorsport.com)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says his team have made an early start with the design of their car for 2018. (Sportsmole)

Nico Rosberg, world champion driver in 2016, is not ruling out a future as a motor racing team boss. (Paddocktalk)

Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta is in contention for a seat with the team in 2018, but the Scot is also keeping an eye on Formula E's development. (Safeisfast.com)

Red Bull's drivers, meanwhile, are preparing for the US Grand Prix with a trip to Nasa HQ... (Twitter)

Red Bull F1 drivers at Nasa
Red Bull are currently third in the constructors' championship

Wednesday, 18 October

McLaren co-owner Mansour Ojjeh says that the Woking team's split with Formula 1 engine partner Honda will be good for both parties, likening the situation to a marriage that didn't work out. (Motorsport.com)

Mansour Ojjeh
Mansour Ojjeh says the McLaren-Honda "marriage" did not work out

Chief technical officer Paddy Lowe believes Williams can finish inside the top 10 at this weekend's United States GP having shown "better" performance in recent races. (Fox Sports)

British Formula 3 European champion Lando Norris believes he's ready to step up to a reserve role at McLaren.(Autosport)

McLaren says it is open to Jenson Button performing an ambassadorial role with the Formula 1 team alongside him racing in another category. (Autosport)

However, Button says he wants to race in Japan next year in the Super GT category and rules out featuring at Le Mans in 2018. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

Meanwhile, Sauber were keen to wish driver Pascal Wehrlein many happy returns on his 23rd birthday.(Twitter)


Tuesday, 17 October

Mercedes threatened to release Lewis Hamilton and ex-team-mate Nico Rosberg from their contracts in 2016 to stop the on-track incidents between the former rivals, according to the team's non-executive director Niki Lauda. (Crash.net)

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg (right) retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season

McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he has no regrets over the career choices he has made since winning the last of his two world championships in 2006. (F1i.com)

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen believes the team can win any of the remaining four races of the season if they can sort out their reliability and avoid making mistakes. (Autosport)

Pirelli will switch the purple colour on their ultrasoft tyres to pink for the United States Grand Prix as part of the sport's push to help breast cancer awareness. (Motorsport.com)

Monday 16 October

Sebastian Vettel says Kimi Raikkonen is the best team-mate he has ever had in Formula 1 because the Finn does not try to play political games. (Autosport)

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen
Vettel has won four world titles and Raikkonen one

Aston Martin has recruited staff with Formula 1 experience as it continues to evaluate whether or not to enter the championship as an engine supplier.(Motorsport.com)

Mercedes technical chief James Allison believes the steps taken to master the team's erratic W08 this season will help deliver a car with a "sweeter temperament" for 2018. (ESPN)

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton will appear in racing video game as a "mentor".(SportsBusinessDaily)

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Liberty Media have made it clear they do not want him at races and the 86-year-old plans to move to the Switzerland in the new year.(Daily Mail)

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