F1 gossip: Sainz, McLaren, Vettel, Williams, Sirotkin, Russell

George Russell

Tuesday, 31 July

McLaren chief Zak Brown says current driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Renault’s Carlos Sainz are under consideration for a 2019 race seat. (Sky Sports)

Sebastian Vettel says the 2018 title race won’t go the same way as 2017 and is confident he can deliver Ferrari their first drivers’ championship since 2007. (ESPN)

Williams are preparing to trial an experimental version of Formula 1’s new 2019 front wings in this week’s Hungary test. (Autosport)

Williams’ Russia driver Sergey Sirotkin says he is not worried about his F1 future. (F1Today)

F1 sporting director Ross Brawn says the sport will do all it can to help save Force India. (

British youngster George Russell will test for Mercedes at Hungaroring on Tuesday and Wednesday and the 20-year-old says he could choose from as many as four F1 teams next year. (Mail)

Monday, 30 July

Kimi Raikkonen on the podium

A double podium for Ferrari “doesn’t feel like a happy” result for the team, said Kimi Raikkonen, 38, after the Hungarian Grand Prix. (

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly, 22, said he was “shocked” to clinch sixth place in Hungary. (

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he doesn’t “blame” Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas for hitting him in Hungary because his rival had “no grip” as they both tried to finish second. (

Max Verstappen lost his cool with Red Bull mechanics after another engine failure forced him out of the race. (

Daniel Ricciardo Instagram post

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