F1 Gossip: Putting you in the know

Last Updated: 29/07/14 10:59am

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The latest unofficial news from the high-intrigue world of F1...

* Ferrari have denied that Pat Fry has been sacked. (Full story)

* Lewis Hamilton has shurgged off claims Sebastian Vettel is being lined up to take his seat at Mercedes. (Full story)

* Adrian Sutil insists he will stay with Sauber for at least the rest of the season. (Full story)

* Romain Grosjean has he admitted he may not stay with Lotus for the 2014 season. (Full story)

* Kimi Raikkonen has indicated he will end to his F1 career when Ferrari deal expires at the end of the 2015. (Full story)

* Lotus could be set to switch engine suppliers from Renault to Mercedes. (Full story)

* Caterham boss Tony Fernandes has sparked fears that he could be on the verge of selling the team after tweeting “F1 hasn’t worked but love Caterham Cars.” (Full story)

* McLaren have opened 'very tentative dialogue' with Lewis Hamilton as the Woking outfit consider their driver options for 2015, according to the British press. (Full story)

* Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says the team could consider building their own engine from 2016. (Full story)

* Tony Fernandes has denied reports he has put his Caterham F1 Team and associated car company up for sale. (Full story)

* Nico Rosberg is understood to have extended his Mercedes contract by two more years. (Full story)

* With Mercedes and Red Bull drives locked out for 2015, The Times reports that Ferrari's Fernando Alonso could yet return to McLaren.

* Adrian Newey says he is "committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future" in light of interest from Ferrari. (Full story)

* Lotus boss Gerard Lopez has confirmed interest from other teams in signing Romain Grosjean (Full story)

* Ferrari have made a name-your-price approach to Adrian Newey in order to lure the Red Bull Technical Director to Italy. (Full story)

* An announcement confirming the return of the French GP at Magny-Cours in 2015 could be just weeks away.

* Richard Scudamore is 'top of shareholders' wish list' to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1's chief executive, according to The Times. The newspaper claims 'Formula 1 is waiting to offer Scudamore one of the biggest jobs in world sport'.

* Jenson Button has denied he intends to quit F1 at the end of the current season. (Full story)

* Paddock rumour suggests that Mercedes Technical Director Bob Bell will leave the team for Ferrari at the end of 2014.

* Ross Brawn is widely expected to be Stefano Domenicali's long-term successor. (Full story). However, Ferrari have insisted that Brawn's recent visit to their Maranello factory was a matter of pleasure and not business. (Full story)

* Mercedes' Technical Director Bob Bell is to leave the team at the end of the season. (Full story)

* Kimi Raikkonen, who signed a two-year deal with the Scuderia, says Ferrari will be his last team in F1.

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