Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media
MONDAY, 28 JULY
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has received the support of Niki Lauda, a three-time F1 champion and non-executive director at the German outfit, for not following team orders to let Nico Rosberg pass him at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Daily Express
Caterham's new owners are facing legal action from about 40 members of staff the team dismissed before the German Grand Prix. Autosport
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says his second place at the Hungarian GP felt like a win after the Italian team's struggles so far this season. ESPN
Alonso and Hamilton have each praised the quality of driving from Hungarian GP winner and Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo. grandprix.com
Ricciardo posted a picture of himself on Twitter with a bottle of champagne and the message: "Can't guarantee this guy's gonna remain sober for much longer this evening."