F1 gossip: Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Toto Wolff, Sergio Aguero

Toto Wolff
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff wants teams to be allowed to run three cars with it "mandatory" for the third car to have a young driver

Sunday, 2 September

Denmark could be hosting a Formula 1 grand prix in Copenhagen as soon as 2020, says race director Charlie Whiting. (F1i.com)external-link

Sebastian Vettel was "100%" to blame for a damaging crash with Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, says former world champion Nico Rosberg.(Sky Sports, via GPfans.com)external-link

Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, is keeping a close watch on increasing levels of collaboration between teams. (Autosport)external-link

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff wants Formula 1 teams to be allowed to run three cars, in order to give more young drivers a chance. (Autosport)external-link

Formula 1's 2019 calendar is likely to increase the cost for anyone who attends each race by 20 per cent. (Crash.net)external-link

McLaren have accepted that they will have to wait until next season for new technical director James Key to begin working for them. (Reuters)external-link

Haas are ready to block Formula 1 plans to give full prize money to the reconstituted Force India team. (Motorsport.com)external-link

The FIA is working on a new version of the halo cockpit system, to be introduced in 2021. (F1today.net)external-link

Manchester City footballer Sergio Aguero - a guest at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix - was left confused when Sky Sports pundit Martin Brundle asked if his beloved West Ham had a chance of winning the Premier League this season. Aguero could only reply: "West Ham?" (Sky Sports)external-link

Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen has gained eight podium finishes this season, but has not won a race in more than five years

Saturday, 1 September

Ferrari have yet to take a decision on whether to retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2019, the Italian team's new chief executive Louis Carey Camilleri has said.(Reuters)external-link

Williams' Lance Stroll has had a seat fitting in this year's Racing Point Force India VJM11 car. (Autosport)external-link

Renault's Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 must find a way to improve overtaking that does not include the "dangerous" DRS (drag reduction system) after Marcus Ericsson's horrific crash in second practice at Monza. (Autosport)external-link

Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg says he takes full responsibility for last weekend's spectacular crash at the Belgian Grand Prix but insists he did not drive recklessly. (CNN)external-link

Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner says that Esteban Ocon is one of the drivers in the running for a race seat with the American team in 2019.(F1i.com)external-link

Williams are to retain their independence rather than becoming a partner to a manufacturer in Formula 1. (Guardian)external-link

Daniel Ricciardo is relieved that his impending move to Renault has not resulted in "awkwardness" around the Red Bull team.(GP Fans)external-link

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen thinks Sunday's Italian Grand Prix will present the best overtaking opportunities of the season. (The Checkered Flag)external-link

Renault's Russian test driver Artem Markelov will take part in Friday's first practice session at his home race on 28 September.(Motorsport Week)external-link

French tyre manufacturer Michelin has ruled out a bid to return to the F1 grid in 2020. (F1i.com)external-link

Friday, 31 August

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton (left) has won five races this season, while Valtteri Bottas has not won any

Valtteri Bottas says he would accept team orders from Mercedes to help team-mate Lewis Hamilton if it would earn the manufacturer a fifth straight Formula 1 title double. (Autosport)external-link

Sebastian Vettel hopes a good result from Ferrari this weekend can help secure the long-term future of the Italian GP. (Planet F1)external-link

Max Verstappen says he is "still not a fan" of the halo head-protection device, despite it being praised for stopping Charles Leclerc sustaining an injury when Fernando Alonso's car when over his Sauber at the Belgian Grand Prix. (Grand Prix)external-link

Mercedes are not used to "taking punches" in the title race, says Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene. (Motorsport)external-link

McLaren will announce its second driver for the 2019 F1 season in before the end of September. (Race Fans)external-link

The Vietnam government has said it supports an idea to host a Formula 1 grand prix on the streets of Hanoi in the future. (Independent)external-link

Daniil Kvyat is in the frame for a shock return to F1 with the Toro Rosso team that dropped him before the end of the 2017 season. (Autosport)external-link

Thursday, 30 August

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has won five races this season with two victories for Daniel Ricciardo

World champion Lewis Hamilton has praised Daniel Ricciardo for being "brave" and taking the "risk" of changing teams, saying it is similar to his own switch to Mercedes. (Autosport)external-link

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered an embarrassing moment in the F1 Live event in Milan when he had a small shunt in his SF71H. (Motorsport)external-link

McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne has been ruled out of contention for a 2019 Sauber seat, with Marcus Ericsson likely to stay in place if he continues to perform well. (Autosport)external-link

The German Grand Prix is set to remain on the calendar next season after a deal between Hockenheim chiefs and the sport's bosses was agreed in principle. (Motosport)external-link

Force India's Sergio Perez has revealed he has signed a deal for the 2019 season, but has not confirmed with what team - an official announcement is expected soon. (Crash.net)external-link

There could be an all-Russian line-up at Williams in 2019 with Formula 2 driver Artem Markelov and GP3 driver Nikita Mazepin potential replacements for Lance Stroll, who is set to join Force India after his father Lawrence was involved in the takeover of that team. (Planet F1)external-link

Fernando Alonso has revealed the reasons he rejected Red Bull at six separate times during his career. (Fox Sports)external-link

Italian Grand Prix boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani has said that Monza wants to "rethink" its contract with F1 owners Liberty Media. This year's race at Monza takes place this weekend. (Sports Mole)external-link

Marcus Ericsson
Marcus Ericsson enjoyed his time at the F1 Live event in Milan and entertained the crowd by performing some 'doughnuts'

Wednesday, 29 August

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez is 10th in the F1 driver standings

Force India's Sergio Perez is one of four drivers currently under consideration to partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren next season. (Sky Sports)external-link

Rear wing rain lights will be introduced in 2019 to enable cars to be more visible in poor conditions. (Autosport)external-link

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo plans on putting on a show for fans at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, promising more of his "best overtaking moves". (Mail)external-link

Max Verstappen does not believe Red Bull will be in a position to challenge for the Drivers' Championship until 2020. (Express)external-link

Haas are still waiting to learn if the floor upgrade debuted at the Belgian Grand Prix is better than the previous version. (Motorsport)external-link

Tuesday, 28 August

Toto Wolff
Wolff believes his Mercedes team have "many deficits"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team are suffering from "many deficits", some of which are not as obvious as the speed of the car. (Autosport)external-link

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says the team always expected the gap to Haas to vanish like "an ice cube in the sun". (Motorsport)external-link

Ferrari say they noticed Mercedes' rear wing perhaps flexing too much at the Belgium Grand Prix, and they hope the FIA did too. (PlanetF1.com)external-link

Red Bull boss Chris Horner says he "nearly got the violin out" after hearing Lewis Hamilton's comments on Ferrari's engine advantage over Mercedes. (ESPN)external-link

Monday, 27 August

FIA race director Charlie Whiting was "amused" by Lewis Hamilton saying Ferrari has "trick things" on its cars. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Mercedes driver Hamilton insisted he did not mean to suggest Ferrari are doing anything illegal. (PlanetF1.com)external-link

Hamilton says his own team has for a long time had the slower car, and he is concerned by Ferrari's advantage. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton finished second behind Vettel in Belgium, with Max Verstappen taking third

Mercedes is considering a closer collaboration with Racing Point Force India. (Autosport)external-link

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will incur a grid penalty at the Italian Grand Prix, where he will take a fresh Formula 1 engine. (Crash.net)external-link

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas picked up a time penalty and two penalty points for colliding with Sergey Sirotkin at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Bottas said he was "hurt" by Mercedes team director Toto Wolff's description of him as a "sensational wingman". (Independent)external-link

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