Formula 1 gossip: McLaren-Honda, Button, Hamilton, Mosley

Button says the last few races have been "very difficult" for his team

Tuesday, 24 November

Jenson Button fears a long, difficult winter is in store for McLaren-Honda as they seek to make the gains needed to get themselves near the front of the F1 grid. (Autosport)

Former FIA president Max Mosley thinks Ferrari's decision to veto a cost cap on engine supplies demonstrates the Italian team's "small-mindedness". (ESPN F1)

Felipe Massa says he is eager to extend his stay in F1 with Williams beyond the end of next year when his contract with the team comes to an end. (

Lewis Hamilton posted a picture of himself on Instagram attending the British Fashion Awards on Monday night in London

Britain's Jordan King and Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto will test with the Manor Marussia Formula One team in Abu Dhabi after next weekend's season-ending race. (Daily Mail)

Williams' head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley says F1 needs to think more about entertaining the fans after enjoying the Race of Champions in London. (Sky Sports)

Monday, 23 November

Renault's return to Formula 1 as a full works team is "pretty much done" for 2016 with the proposed deal to take over Lotus now "essentially completed". (Fox Sports Australia)

Alexander Rossi, 24, believes he has a good chance of signing with Manor for next season having edged team-mate Will Stevens in the majority of their races. (Fox Sports Asia)

Meanwhile, Stevens has reflected on his last year with Manor. He writes on Instagram: "Heading to Dubai for a few days before the last race of the year in Abu Dhabi! Seems like yesterday I was making my F1 debut here last year! Amazing how times flies... can't wait for this weekend!"

Mario Andretti (left), Jeff Gordon (centre) and Lewis Hamilton at the Nascar Sprint Cup Series race in Florida

Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein, 21, feels he is now good enough to deserve an F1 seat in 2016.(Sky Sports)

Romain Grosjean says he will "race his heart out" during the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be his last race for Lotus before he joins the Haas team for 2016. (Formula

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton watched the Nascar Sprint Cup Series race in Florida on Sunday, and posed for pictures with 1978 F1 world champion Mario Andretti and Nascar driver Jeff Gordon.

Renault believes that the collapse in its relationship with Red Bull played a part in the lack of progress it was able to make with its updated Formula 1 engine this year. (

Television presenter Chris Evans has been pictured test driving a 200mph McLaren car with Jenson Button during the first glimpse of filming for the new series of Top Gear. (Daily Mail)