Gossip: Verstappen, Alonso, Palmer, Magnussen

Monday, 24 October

Max Verstappen
Verstappen was forced to retire from the race with a technical issue unrelated to his pit-stop mix-up

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has taken responsibility for his unscheduled pit-stop during the United States Grand Prix. (Crash.net)external-link

Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds was unhappy with the FIA's decision not to punish Fernando Alonso for a collision with Felipe Massa late on in Sunday's race. (F1i.com)external-link

Renault driver Jolyon Palmer was disappointed that his team-mate Kevin Magnussen was not asked to move over for him with the pair challenging for the podium in Austin. (Autosport)external-link

Felipe Massa, who missed out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 title race, believes that Nico Rosberg deserves to win the 2016 Formula One world championship more than the Briton. (F1today)external-link

Gerard Butler on Twitter
Actor Gerard Butler enjoyed his time at the US Grand Prix, including having to take a drink from Daniel Ricciardo's shoe

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