F1 gossip: Halo benefits, Formula E no threat, Angel Nieto tributes, Rosberg's traffic dash

Friday, 4 August

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari tests the Halo device
The halo head protection device will be mandatory in Formula 1 from the 2018 season

The FIA has released a video outlining the purpose and design benefits of the controversial Halo device, which will be introduced into Formula 1 in 2018. (F1Today) external-link

Haas F1 Team boss Gunther Steiner feels the rise of Formula E is no threat to Formula 1, despite big names like Mercedes entering the sport from 2019-20. (Speedcafe) external-link

The world of F1 and motorsport has paid tribute to Spain's 13-time motorcycle world champion Angel Nieto who died on Thursday following a traffic accident Ibiza. (insidesport)external-link

London rush hour showed no mercy to retired F1 world champion Nico Rosberg who tweeted his race against the clock to catch a flight.(Twitter)external-link

Nico Rosberg Twitter

Thursday, 3 August

Valtteri Bottas has said he does not want to be in his Mercedes' team-mate Lewis Hamilton's shadow, saying that there "is no number one or number two driver". (F1i.com)external-link

Mercedes tester George Russell has said the halo cockpit protection device helped him see more than usual at the Hungaroring Formula 1 test. (Motorsport)external-link

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has called Kimi Raikkonen "a champion" following his performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (ESPN)external-link

Max Verstappen says he will probably speak to Daniel Ricciardo again after the Red Bull duo crashed into each other at the weekend. (Motorsport)external-link

Wednesday, 2 August

The thickness of Formula 1's halo cockpit protection device could be reduced as the FIA plans to "see how much we can push" the controversial design. (Autosport)external-link

Polish driver Robert Kubica was seventh quickest on his return to F1 testing, six years after his career was stalled by a rallying crash.(Eurosport)external-link

Archive: Kubica's remarkable return to Formula 1

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says the team are open to considering Paul di Resta for a return to F1 next season after the Briton returned during the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Crash)external-link

Ferrari says it is considering moulding Sauber into a junior team for its young drivers. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Tuesday, 1 August

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton (right) let his Mercedes team-mate Bottas pass him in Hungary, with the Finn finishing third

Valtteri Bottas described his fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton as a "real team player" for agreeing to swap places on the last lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Mercedes)external-link

Ferrari are expected to retain both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen for 2018 - with president Sergio Marchionne saying it is"too early" to consider a move for Hamilton. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Haas driver Romain Grosjean says he will speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting over his concerns about Nascar-style racing in F1. (Fox Sports Asia)external-link

Monday, 31 July

Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel
Raikkonen (left) said he could go faster than Vettel but was used as a buffer by Ferrari against Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel won the race in Hungary but admitted Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen had more pace. (Reuters)external-link

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has thanked team-mate Lewis Hamilton for letting him retake third spot just before the finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Planet F1)external-link

Fernando Alonso achieved McLaren's best result with his sixth place in Budapest and says he was surprised to set the fastest lap of the race. (ESPN)external-link

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Haas rival Kevin Magnussen both traded insults after their clash at the Hungary Grand Prix. (Autosport)external-link

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