Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

MONDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER

Former FIA president max Mosley believes Mercedes were wrong to publicise their fine of driver Nico Rosberg for crashing into team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix. (Daily Mail) 

Red Bull's Helmut Marko, head of the team's driver development programme, insists an offer by Mercedes to Max Verstappen did not play a part in the decision to give the 16-year-old a seat at their junior team Toro Rosso. (Autosport) 

Felipe Massa (second left) with Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and ex-France international Youri Djorkaeff

It is transfer deadline day in the world of football and Williams driver Felipe Massa has tweeted a picture  of himself with Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and former France international Youri Djorkaeff after bumping into the pair on Sunday at the Stade Louis II.

Ferrari chief Marco Mattiacci says the team are fully behind driver Kimi Raikkonen despite the 34-year-old Finn's struggles this season. (Formula 1) 

F1 supremo Berni Ecclestone says the issue of financial backing means it is unlikely there will be a race in New Jersey. (speedtv.com)