F1 Gossip: Major circuit to be axed?

The Brazilian Grand Prix could be axed after five teams were attacked by armed gangs in Sao Paulo, resulting in McLaren and Pirelli cancelling their scheduled tests this week. – Fox Sports, Australia

Niki Lauda has admitted his concerns for Liberty Media’s Formula 1 vision, stating that he is ‘worried’ and that they need to “figure out what F1 is”. – La Gazzette dello Sport, Italy

Brendon Hartley’s father has revealed that talks with Toro Rosso for a 2018 contract are ongoing and an agreement is yet to be reached. – Stuff, New Zealand

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Nico Rosberg has warned Sebastian Vettel that he will struggle against Mercedes’ next season and that the Ferrari driver will not “have a better chance” to compete for the title again than he did this year. – Speed Week, Germany

Lewis Hamilton is determined to “give everything” in Abu Dhabi after a poor performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix. – Daily Mail, United Kingdom

Toro Rosso could be set to miss the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after the teams recent engine problems and a lack of spare parts, particularly if there were faults with another MGU-H – Auto Motor und Sport, Germany

Stoffel Vandoorne has blasted suggestions that Fernando Alonso performing the role of mentor for him, stating that the Brazilian “does not stand by me and help me” – Globo Esporte, Brazil

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