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.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone agrees with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz that this year's tyres are not what are wanted.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of the Lotus F1 team have sold a 2% stake in the business to one of Britain's most successful property investors.
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.
Ecclestone has also revealed he would like Barcelona and Valencia to alternate a single date for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
The FIA thinks the problem which has compromised its on-board marshalling system has been resolved.
Ferrari technical director Pat Fry missed the Spanish Grand Prix after being taken to hospital suffering from appendicitis.
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.
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.
Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, is to get £9.1m of lottery money to help create a Formula 1 heritage centre.
The Formula 1 teams have voted against bringing back in-season testing, after a meeting of the Sporting Working Group.
Sauber's owner insists Esteban Gutierrez has the full backing of the team despite his difficult start to the season.
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.
Lewis Hamilton feels as though he is no longer controlled by his team now he has moved from McLaren to Mercedes.
Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has hailed Paul di Resta's growing maturity following his impressive start to the new Formula 1 season.
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.
Once confident he would return to the grid in 2013, former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari now admits his Formula 1 future is clouded.
FRIDAY 3 MAY
Lewis Hamilton has been warned by his Mercedes bosses not to expect a race-winning car for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
Tony Fernandes' Formula 1 team Caterham will not be plunged into danger despite QPR's relegation from the Premier League.
Felipe Massa says he hopes to be "fighting for the top places" at the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.
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.
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.
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.
THURSDAY 2 MAY
Formula 1 teams are set for fresh discussions at the Spanish Grand Prix about implementing a driver penalty points system.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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".
Former grand prix racer Giancarlo Fisichella will drive through the streets of Jerusalem for the city's first Formula 1 demo in June.
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.
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.