Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has reconciled his differences with his father and believes the presence of his family at races is helping his challenge for the Formula 1 drivers' title. (Daily Telegraph) 

Hamilton tweeted a scenic picture  as he said goodbye to Singapore following his victory on Sunday.

Lewis Hamiton

British driver Jenson Button is confident he will remain with McLaren for next season. (Guardian) 

McLaren team principal Eric Boullier believes Red Bull used coded radio messages to help Daniel Ricciardo finish third at the Singapore Grand Prix. (Independent) 

Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says he does not want Formula 1's engine freeze lifted to benefit the Italian outfit, but to help the sport as a whole. (ESPN) 


New leader Lewis Hamilton hopes that the drivers' title race with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg can be decided on the track rather than by technical problems, which have dogged the German outfit so far this season. (Guardian) 

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel says he was surprised by eventual winner Hamilton's choice of place at which to pass his Red Bull in the Singapore Grand Prix. (Autosport) 

Williams driver Felipe Massa says he had to drive like a "grandma" after his team failed to bring him in for fresh tyres when the safety car was deployed during the Singapore race. (ESPN) 

The Mercedes team were not only impressed by Hamilton's most recent win, but also with a picture taken of him celebrating. They tweeted: "Best... shot... EVER!!!"

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at the Singapore Grand Prix

Hamilton now has a three-point lead in the title race over team-mate Rosberg