Formula 1 gossip: Ferrari, Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg, Vandoorne

Tuesday, 13 October

Mercedes celebrate their F1 constructors' title

Mercedes celebrated their second straight constructors' title at their factories in Brixworth and Brackley

Ferrari could debut its 2016 engine upgrade ahead of schedule at the United States Grand Prix later this month. (Autosport) 

Nico Rosberg has called on Mercedes to investigate why "small things" have derailed his title challenge. (Crash) 

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could develop into "one of the great rivalries in the sport". (Planet F1) 

McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne says he is "optimistic" of getting an F1 seat next season after winning this season's GP2 title. (Planet F1) 

Monday, 12 October

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the manner of the team's constructors' title victory was "bittersweet" because of driver Nico Rosberg's retirement at the Russian Grand Prix. ( 

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says he considers Kimi Raikkonen's controversial final lap collision with Valtteri Bottas on Sunday to be a "racing incident" following the Finn's penalty which demoted him from fifth to eighth. ( 

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton (left) wearing the aforementioned hat, next to Russia president Vladmir Putin, who was about to get sprayed with champagne

Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat says he was delighted to overcome a "complicated" home race in Russia. ( 

Sauber's Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr says he is happy with his decision to start work with a new race engineer Paul Russell. The 23-year-old finished sixth in Sunday's race - his second best result of the season. (Globo via