F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Webber, Renault, Vandoorne, Ocon, Hamilton

Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo
Mark Webber (right) has some advice for his former Red Bull team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo

Friday, 12 October

Mark Webber hopes his former Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo's move to Renault is an "inspired" one. (Sydney Morning Herald)external-link

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has been fined for crashing into a parked car in Switzerland during his time off back in May. (Wheels 24 via AFP)external-link

Belgium's Stoffel Vandoorne, who currently drives for McLaren, is set to sign for the new HWA team in Formula E. (Planet F1)external-link

Esteban Ocon is looking likely to miss out on a seat in an F1 car next season, after George Russell signed for Williams. (Motorsport)external-link

Lewis Hamilton went on Instagram Stories to share an image of himself on a flight - his 106th of the year so far. (Lewis Hamilton- Instagram)external-link

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas finished second at the Japanese Grand Prix

Wednesday, 10 October

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas has suffered a "mental setback" with the team focusing its efforts on winning the drivers' championship with Lewis Hamilton. (Autosport)external-link

German four-time champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted Ferrari have made it "a bit too easy" for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in recent Formula 1 races. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel's attempted pass on Max Verstappen in the Japanese Grand Prix was "optimistic", adding a collision was "inevitable". (Crash.net)external-link

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he has loved going head-to-head with Sebastian Vettel for the title this season and wants more fights with the Ferrari driver. (Motorsport.com)external-link

McLaren have made another conservative tyre choice for the US Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso taking five ultrasofts, two supersofts and six soft sets. (PlanetF1)external-link

Carlos Sainz Jr says a lack of progress on the engine front in the second half of 2018 is the chief reason for Renault's F1 performance slide. (Autosport)external-link

Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean finished eighth at the Japanese Grand Prix

Monday, 8 October

Romain Grosjean completed the Japanese Grand Prix without telemetry information following an early fire on his Haas Formula 1 car. (Motorsport.com)external-link

Vietnam is edging closer to hosting its first F1 race in 2020 following a visit from FIA race director Charlie Whiting to the proposed site in Hanoi. (Crash.net)external-link

Sebastian Vettel says he is not going to leave Ferrari just because his 2018 title campaign is in tatters. (Wheels.24)external-link

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes have shown the "stamina" for Formula 1's "marathon" title fight - but admits he would have welcomed Ferrari's challenge remaining fierce. (Sky Sports)external-link

Stoffel Vandoorne says he will only agree to return to Formula 1 if he is offered "favourable conditions". (Wheels.24)external-link

Honda wanted more time to test its 'spec three' power unit before its race debut on Sunday, (Racefans.net)external-link

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