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Jenson Button
Jenson Button won the Super GT title alongside Naoki Yamamoto

Sunday, 11 November

Former F1 champion Jenson Button has won the Super GT title for Honda alongside Naoki Yamamoto. (Motorsport.com)

Daniel Ricciardo's five-place grid penalty in Brazil was due to a mistake by marshals at the Mexico Grand Prix, which forced Red Bull to replace the turbocharger on his car's power unit. It meant he went over the maximum number allowed in one season. (Fox Sports)

McLaren say their return to the Indianapolis 500 with Fernando Alonso next year will not distract from their Formula 1 campaign. (Racefans.net)

George Russell is set to make his first appearance at the wheel of a Williams Formula 1 car in the end-of-season Abu Dhabi test this month. (Autosport)

Lewis Hamilton has accused Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin of being "disrespectful" on Saturday after a near-miss with the Russian in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying. (Reuters)

Saturday, 10 November

Robert Kubica
Kubica has not competed in F1 since 2010

Robert Kubica is in the frame to drive for Williams next season and has had a firm offer to race for the team in 2019. (Autosport)

Force India's Esteban Ocon is set to drop five places on the Brazilian Grand Prix grid following confirmation he will take on a new gearbox this weekend. (Motorsport Week)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists he is not motor racing's "Special One", despite being on the verge of leading his team to another world championship. (Telegraph)

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says a loose screw in his car's cockpit prompted the cheeky joke he made to his team during the second Brazilian Grand Prix practice session. (Motorsport.com)

Formula 1 is still confident it can bring a race to the streets of Miami in the future. (ESPN)

IndyCar driver Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, has secured a test-driver role with Haas for 2019. (Autoweek)

Delegates from the Formula 1 Group, the FIA and Pirelli attended an extraordinary meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association at Interlagos to discuss the future of F1. (Autosport)

Life between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes is much more harmonious than when Hamilton was partnered by Nico Rosberg, according to team principal Toto Wolff. (RaceFans.net)

Thursday, 8 November

Lewis Hamilton
Last year, Silverstone exercised a break clause that enables it to exit its contract after the 2019 race

Formula 1's commercial managing director Sean Bratches has hinted the British Grand Prix could move away from Silverstone to preserve the future of the race. (Autosport)

Renault have mocked Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in a preview for Sunday's Brazil Grand Prix. It continues a war of words between the teams, after Red Bull announced they would split with Renault next season and use Honda engines. (Planet F1)

Marcus Ericsson has admitted it "hurts a bit" to be losing his Sauber seat next season. (Autosport)

Formula 1 teams will employ police escorts at this week's Brazilian Grand Prix, after multiple security incidents at last year's race. (Mail)

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo warmed up for the Brazilian Grand Prix with a game of football. (Twitter)

Tuesday, 6 November

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his fifth world title with his Mercedes team
Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix - and his fourth with Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to keep Lewis Hamilton with the Silver Arrows for the rest of his career, although the world champion said "never say never" amid Ferrari and Red Bull rumours. (Express)

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene thinks Ferrari need to overcome a fear of winning if they are to finally beat Mercedes in Formula 1. (Autosport)

Carlos Sainz bears no grudges toward Renault for opting to sign Daniel Ricciardo, saying it has given him extra motivation for the rest of 2018. (Motorsport)

Incoming Sauber driver Antonio Giovinazzi believes F1 should follow the practice initiated by GT racing and install rear-view cameras on their cars. (F1i.com)

Team principal Christian Horner reckons Red Bull's switch to Honda power next year could allow them to take on Ferrari and Mercedes consistently for the first time. (Formula1.com)

Monday, 5 November

Mark Webber (left) and Daniel Ricciardo
Mark Webber (left) and Daniel Ricciardo (right) are Australia's first long-term F1 drivers since Alan Jones in 1986

Former F1 driver Mark Webber is worried about Daniel Ricciardo's future in the sport, as his compatriot prepares to swap Red Bull for Renault next season. (Herald Sun, via Planet F1)

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says he and Charles Leclerc, who will be his team-mate next season, "need to work together on track". (Autosport)

Ferrari have had a car at the same level as Mercedes this season but a combination of Vettel's mistakes and the team not supporting him cost them the title, says former F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa. (El Confidencial, via F1i.com)

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Nascar Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson will swap cars during a test in Bahrain following the final race of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi. (ESPN)

A tweet of the Red Bull F1 car racing in Belfast
Former F1 driver David Coulthard was racing the Red Bull round the streets of Belfast at the weekend

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