Gossip and Rumours ahead of Chinese GP

Gossip and Rumours ahead of Chinese GP

Monday, 3 April

Lewis Hamilton is in his best form of the past four years, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. (Sky Sports)


Meanwhile Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas has said his self-criticism will make him work harder after he finished third at the Australian Grand Prix. (F1 Today)


The Chinese Grand Prix will expose McLaren-Honda's weaknesses, says team racing director Eric Boullier. (Daily Mail)


Formula 1 needs a rethink of its broadcast camera angles to show the new generation of cars, according to Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz. (Autosport)


Four-time F1 winner and ex-Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine has called Sebastian Vettel "a spoiled brat". (F1i.com)


Vettel, meanwhile, has called his win at the Australian Grand Prix the "tip of the iceberg". (Planet F1)


Tuesday, 4 April

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen would like to see the louder V10 engines return to Formula 1. (Autosport)


Verstappen's father Jos, a former F1 driver himself, suffered a black eye and a cut to his face in a fight in a bar in the Netherlands on Sunday. (Daily Express)


This season's cars have brought Formula 1 back to its "authentic" best, says Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz. (Motorsport.com)


The FIA, motorsport's world governing body, is to establish an official "Hall of Fame" to celebrate famous names across all categories of racing. (F1i.com)


Force India driver Esteban Ocon says he "almost vomited daily" during off-season training at high altitude. (Crash.net)


Wednesday, 5 April

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton is "the best Lewis" that he has seen in the past four years, both on and off the track. (France 24 via AFP)


McLaren has ruled out any prospect of building its own Formula 1 engine even though its partner Honda is having continued troubles. (Autosport)

Renault's Jolyon Palmer is looking forward to a fresh start after the team found the issue that led to the Briton's braking problems in the Australian Grand Prix. (PlanetF1.com)


Former F1 world champion Jenson Button has been disqualified from his latest triathlon - for speeding. (Tri247.com)


Thursday, 6 April

McLaren will employ a more aggressive version of the Formula 1 T-wing concept at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. (Autosport)


Fernando Alonso says he had to do a "record" amount of fuel saving in Melbourne, and the issue will be a big obstacle for McLaren over the season. (Motorsport.com)


Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo thinks Mercedes still have the quickest car in F1. (Grandprix.com)


Haas driver Romain Grosjean says he is not too concerned about the reliability issues his team suffered in Australia because they still displayed good pace. (ESPN)