Tuesday, 21 June 2016

F1 gossip: Button, Baku, Red Bull, Vettel, Raikkonen

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Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams says Jenson Button is an "attractive proposition" for the team, if he is available next season, but added the team are looking at other options. (F1i.com)
Sergio Perez has refused to confirm where he will be racing next year, amid speculation of a move to Ferrari, despite the Mexican saying he is happy at Force India. (Sky Sports F1 via Planet F1)
Red Bull have announced they will no longer develop their aeroscreen, seen at the Russian Grand Prix earlier this season, leaving the sport to introduce the "ugly" halo design. (F1.co.uk)
Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari are in no hurry to confirm their plans for the 2017 season, according to team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, with the Finn's contract running out at the end of the current campaign. (Autosport)
Baku's track executive Arif Rahimov says F1 has a future at the venue and added the race could match "old races like Monaco and Monza" if the success of this year is repeated. (Reuters)
Carlos Sainz is set to stay at Toro Rosso for the 2017 season despite rumours of interest from Ferrari and Renault. (Paddock Talk)
Daniele Manca, mayor of the town of Imola, has said Monza and the San Marino venue can exist alongside each other in F1. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Grand Prix)

Monday, 20 June

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso sympathised with Lewis Hamilton's frustrations in the European Grand Prix over restrictions on pit-to-car radio messages with his Mercedes team because of the "spaceship" technology in the cars. (Planet F1)
Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate and race winner Nico Rosberg had the same engine settings problem but the German driver was able to figure out how to rectify the issue. (F1i news)
Red Bull are baffled by the tyre problems they suffered during the race after Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo dropped down the field despite starting in second on the grid. (Motorsport.com)
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen felt his Baku pit entry penalty cost him a place on the podium on Sunday.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants more F1 venues like Baku's street circuit to help highlight the speed of cars and skill of drivers. (Espn)
Jolyon Palmer shared Woolf's views as the Renault driver described the circuit in the Azerbaijan capital as "fun" despite finishing in 15th place. (The Checkered
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