Formula 1 gossip: Haas, McLaren, Magnussen, Lauda, Button

McLaren - along with Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull - had their constructors' bonus payments for 2015 agreed in a separate deal to other teams

Monday, 13 February

Haas chief Gene Haas says he originally wanted his new Formula 1 team to be a full constructor before deciding to partner with Ferrari. (Racer)

McLaren executive director Zak Brown defends the sport's current system of bonus payments to the top teams, but also admits adjustments are necessary. (

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen believes overtaking might be easier this season, based on the DRS overtaking aid having a bigger impact. (Autosport)

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda says teams will not hide their new cars' true pace in the final pre-season test before the first grand prix of 2017. (Motorsport)

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