F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Palmer, Perez, Massa, Alonso, Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo has been at Red Bull since 2014

Friday, 15 September

Renault failed in a bid to take Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull for the 2018 Formula 1 season as part of the deal to cancel Toro Rosso's engine contract. (Foxsports)

Jolyon Palmer has denied speculation that he risks losing his Renault Formula One seat, saying he will race at next month's Malaysian Grand Prix and see out the remainder of the season. (Reuters)

Sergio Perez says it is "just a matter of time" before he signs a new contract with Force India. (ESPN)

Felipe Massa says he needs Williams to show that they want to keep him if he is to stay on in 2018. (Eurosport)

Fernando Alonso will not race in next year's Indianapolis 500 if he remains in Formula 1 with McLaren because the date clashes with the Monaco Grand Prix. (NBC)

Valtteri Bottas said he'd see finishing third in the drivers' championship as a failure after he was handed a new one-year contract by Mercedes. (Daily Mail)

Thursday, 14 September

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo joined Red Bull in 2014

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull needs to make a big step forward next season to convince him to stay with team beyond 2018. (Autosport)

Daniil Kvyat says he expects "good things" before Toro Rosso's expected 2018 engine deal with Honda. (Reuters)

Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey is in talks with Singapore over a new long-term contract to race at the Marina Bay circuit.(Fox Sports)

Haas' French driver Romain Grosjean‏ celebrated Paris being awarded the 2024 Olympic Games. (Twitter)

Wednesday, 13 September

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso joined McLaren in 2015

Fernando Alonso is to re-sign with McLaren and their cars will be powered by Renault next season, in a double deal that will be announced at the Singapore Grand Prix. (Daily Mail)

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari have no reason to fear any races in the championship run-in, saying "easy is boring". (ESPN)

The boss of Haas believes his team would be putting fifth-placed Williams under pressure in the constructors' championship, had they not incurred so many self-inflicted setbacks this year. (ESPN)

F1 has been 'lucky' to have avoided a cyber-attack, a leading computer expert has said. (Eurosport)

Mercedes have revealed their Formula 1-inspired Project ONE hypercar, described as the "first Formula 1 car with MOT approval". (Sky Sports)

Tuesday, 12 September

Wolff and Lauda
Both Toto Wolff, left, and Niki Lauda, right, have talked down Mercedes' chances in Singapore

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda sees Ferrari as favourite to win in Singapore next weekend. (Corrierre dello Sport, via F1i.com)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff also believes the street circuit will favour rivals Ferrari or Red Bull. (Eurosport)

Former Williams and McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya has set a new world record - for the fastest car to accelerate from 0 to 400km/h and back again.(F1i.com)

McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso expects to score points in Singapore, having retired from his previous two races. (The Checkered Flag)

Pierre Gasly has hinted he is in the frame to make his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso in Malaysia if Carlos Sainz makes an early switch to Renault. (Autosport)

Monday, 11 September

Max Verstappen
Verstappen is sixth in the drivers' standings this season

Red Bull's Max Verstappen still needs to prove himself as his only grand prix win so far came with a "lot of luck", according to former F1 driver Jochen Mass. (Planet F1)

Williams will put talks over their driver line-up for 2018 on hold as they concentrate on trying to finish the season as strongly as possible with Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll. (F1i.com)

Renault technical director Nick Chester expects the team to be more competitive at the Singapore Grand Prix than the previous race in Italy because of the downforce levels at the circuit. (TheCheckeredFlag)

Sauber boss Fred Vasseur plans to increase the team's staff by nearly 100 as he tries to improve their fortunes. (Autosport)

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