Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

TUESDAY 14 MAY

Britain's Lewis Hamilton is confident he can consistently beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg but admits his world title chances will be over if the team do not find a swift solution to their tyre troubles.

Full story: Daily Mail

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone agrees with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz that this year's tyres are not what are wanted.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton says he can beat team-mate Rosberg but he's less confident about his title chances

Full story: Daily Express

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has strongly denied team orders were employed during Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, where Jenson Button finished ahead of Sergio Perez.

Full story: Sporting Life

Ferrari says the F138's qualifying pace is still its Achilles heel, but is wary of making any changes that unsettle its race pace after wins in China and Spain.

Full story: ESPN F1

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier wants his team to be "greedy" and start pushing for more wins, even though their consistent form has put them in title contention.

Full story: Autosport

The owners of the Lotus F1 team have sold a 2% stake in the business to one of Britain's most successful property investors.

Full story: Crash.net

SUNDAY 12 MAY

Formula 1 has put money into New Jersey's postponed Grand Prix of America to ensure it will go ahead next year, according to the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Full story: Reuters

Ecclestone has also revealed he would like Barcelona and Valencia to alternate a single date for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Full story: grandprix.com

Fernando Alonso
The Circuit de Catalunya is keen to remain as a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar

However, Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya's track director says the venue wants to extend its current contract to be a permanent fixture on the calendar.

Full story: Reuters

Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Paul di Resta, Charles Pic and Jules Bianchi will take part in the next FOTA Fans' Forum which will take place in Montreal ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Full story: GP Update

Ecclestone has put the brakes on a long-running feud with German car manufacturer Daimler by giving its chief financial officer a seat on the board of Formula 1.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

The FIA thinks the problem which has compromised its on-board marshalling system has been resolved.

Full story: Pitpass

Ferrari technical director Pat Fry missed the Spanish Grand Prix after being taken to hospital suffering from appendicitis.

Full story: ESPN F1

THURSDAY 9 MAY

Lewis Hamilton says he is feeling very comfortable in his new Mercedes now, having joined the team at the start of the season, and is confident the team know the areas which they need to improve.

Full story: the Sun

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has played down speculation that the team are looking to put together a deal to sign Red Bull's three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Full story: Crash.net

Silverstone
Silverstone will received £9.1m of lottery money for a Formula 1 heritage centre

Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, is to get £9.1m of lottery money to help create a Formula 1 heritage centre.

Full story: the Guardian

The Formula 1 teams have voted against bringing back in-season testing, after a meeting of the Sporting Working Group.

Full story: James Allen on F1

Sauber's owner insists Esteban Gutierrez has the full backing of the team despite his difficult start to the season.

Full story: Planet F1

TUESDAY 7 MAY

Maria de Villota is set to return to the F1 paddock in Spain this weekend for the first time since her accident.

Maria de Villota
Maria de Villota is to return to the paddock at the Spanish GP, 10 months after her crash while testing

Full story: Crash.net

Lewis Hamilton feels as though he is no longer controlled by his team now he has moved from McLaren to Mercedes.

Full story: Daily Mail

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has hailed Paul di Resta's growing maturity following his impressive start to the new Formula 1 season.

Full story: Sportinglife.com

Ferrari believe there is a lot of room for improvement this season, with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis saying the Scuderia deserve a six out of 10.

Full story: Autosport

Once confident he would return to the grid in 2013, former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari now admits his Formula 1 future is clouded.

Full story: Grandprix.com

FRIDAY 3 MAY

Lewis Hamilton has been warned by his Mercedes bosses not to expect a race-winning car for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes have struggled with overheating their rear tyres this season

Full story: the Sun

Hamilton says Barcelona, which hosted to pre-season tests and is also the venue for next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, "should be a good benchmark" of the team's progress.

Full story: Mercedes

Former Williams chief engineer Mark Gillan thinks that Mercedes will be hurt by Pirelli's decision to make a small tweak to the hard tyre compound.

Full story: James Allen on F1

A pair of cars formerly used by the defunct HRT Formula 1 team will be brought back to life this year, with new owner of the machines Teo Martin opting to run them in the Boss GP series.

Full story: GP Update

Tony Fernandes' Formula 1 team Caterham will not be plunged into danger despite QPR's relegation from the Premier League.

Full story: the Sun

Felipe Massa says he hopes to be "fighting for the top places" at the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.

Full story: ESPN F1

Lotus reserve driver Davide Valsecchi believes the team will be back on the podium in Spain and dreams of the day when he'll be the one fighting for top-three results.

Full story: Planet F1

Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will get a taste of the team's 2013 Formula 1 challenger when he takes to the wheel in Friday's first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Full story: James Allen on F1

Most teams' DRS overtaking-aid system is operated by hand, via a steering wheel control. However, Ferrari - who suffered a DRS mechanism failure in Bahrain - has a different system. They use a small pedal to the left of the brake.

Full story: Formula 1

THURSDAY 2 MAY

Formula 1 teams are set for fresh discussions at the Spanish Grand Prix about implementing a driver penalty points system.

Full story: Autosport

Magny Cours
Rumours the French GP could return in 2014 at Magny Cours have been played down

Marussia are likely to use Ferrari turbo engines next season when the new 2014 regulations come in, according to the team's technical director Pat Symonds.

Full story: James Allen on F1

The telemetry link issues that have plagued the start of the 2013 Formula 1 campaign are set to be rectified from next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, with modifications being brought to the Circuit de Catalunya.

Full story: GP Update

Seven of Formula 1's 11 teams went into the 2013 season with either a completely new or a revised driver line-up. The official F1 website have reviewed how all the intra-team rivalries have been shaping up after four races…

Full story: Formula 1

Former F1 driver Jacques Laffite has played down reports Magny Cours is still in the running for a return to the F1 calendar. Recently, Alain Prost - who was involved in the efforts to revive the French Grand Prix for 2013 - said he thinks there could now be "possible openings" on the 2014 calendar.

Full Story: Grand Prix

MONDAY 29 APRIL

The team placed 11th and last in the constructors' championship will no longer receive the $10m from Formula 1's prize fund it had received until last year, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. The sport's owner, the private equity fund CVC, is pressing ahead with plans to float F1 on the Singapore stock exchange later this year.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Giancarlo Fisichella
Former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella will race through the streets of Jerusalem

Williams Grand Prix Holdings, the holding company that includes the Williams F1 team, made a pre-tax loss of £5m in 2012, following a profit of £7.4m in 2011. Williams said the loss was caused by "the impact of a technical accounting treatment of one of the group's key receipts during the year".

Full story: WilliamsF1

Former grand prix racer Giancarlo Fisichella will drive through the streets of Jerusalem for the city's first Formula 1 demo in June.

Full story: Washington Post

McLaren's Sergio Perez says he believes the English media has been "very hard" on him since he joined the team and added that his relationship with Jenson Button was "fine" following their controversial battle during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to team up with former business partner Chris Pook and American businessman Zak Brown to buy the Long Beach Grand Prix in 2015 and reinstall Formula 1 at the event from 2016, 33 years after the sport last raced in southern California.

Full story: Motor Sport magazine