Thursday, 21 May

Jenson Button says he “exaggerated” after the Spanish Grand Prix when he said his McLaren was the “scariest” F1 car he had driven. (Fox Sports) 

Nico Rosberg says his relationship with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton is “complicated” and “neutral”. (Daily Express) 

Sebastian Vettel has played down suggestions Ferrari will struggle more at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix than at other circuits this season. (ESPN) 

Lewis Hamilton “barely celebrated” his new three-year deal with Mercedes. “There was no champagne, I was on my own,” said Hamilton. (Mirror) 

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says changes are needed in F1 because he believes fans have lost some respect for drivers. ( 

Ricciardo is a big fan of the Monaco Grand Prix. He writes on Twitter:  “I’ll say it every year. This place is ridiculous. As a racer or a fan it really is something special.”

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean also likes Monaco, but prefers to be on the track than on the water. He says on Twitter:  “Busy first day here in Monaco. Good to see so many fans. Few interviews on a boat confirming that I’m still sea sick.”

Manor driver Will Stevens, who is an Arsenal fan, says it was “pretty surreal, but really cool” playing in the same team as former Gunners defender William Gallas in a charity football match. (Yorkshire Post) 

Wednesday, 20 May

Former world champion Damon Hill has warned Lewis Hamilton that his party lifestyle could ruin his career. (Daily Express) 

The McLaren team endured scathing criticism from chairman Ron Dennis at a post-race debrief in Spain – with racing director Eric Boullier singled out . (Daily Mail)  

Williams’s Felipe Massa has backed the proposed return of refuelling in 2017 as he believes it will lead to more exciting “sprint” racing. (Sky Sports) 

Meanwhile, Massa captained a Formula 1 team to victory against a celebrity XI featuring tennis world number one Novak Djokovic and ex-France international defender William Gallas, in a charity football match in Monaco’s Stade Louis II. (Daily Mail) 

Felipe Massa and Novak Djokovic

Felipe Massa and Novak Djokovic were pictured after a charity football match in Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull are “not strong anywhere” on the track. (Autosport) 

India is not returning to the F1 calendar any time soon, following the end of the New Delhi race in 2013. (New Indian Express via PaddockTalk) 

Kimi Raikkonen fully expects to be given the same chances as Sebastian Vettel, even if his Ferrari team-mate mounts a title challenge. ( 

Nico Rosberg exchanged gifts with Prince Albert of Monaco at an invitational meeting in France, with the Mercedes driver handing over a Baby Benz and a mini SLS electric car for the prince’s twins.

Nico Rosberg and Prince Albert of Monaco

Nico Rosberg (left) was invited to meet Prince Albert as he won the Monaco Grand Prix last year

Tuesday, 19 May

Mark Webber says his relationship with former Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel is improving. Vettel ignored team orders to pass Webber and win the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2013, but the pair made up while on a flight together recently. “We’re not inside the boxing ring anymore,” said Webber, who now races in the FIA World Endurance Championship. (Fox Sports) 

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso expects the team to score their first points of the season in Monaco this weekend. (Sky Sports) 

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has bought his new wife, former Spice Girl singer Geri Halliwell, a DB5 retro-style Aston Martin, worth £350,000. The pair are now on their honeymoon in Cannes, France. (Coventry Telegraph) 

Manor Marussia team principal John Booth says the Monaco Grand Prix “is going to be tough for everybody” as they reflect on the absence of Jules Bianchi, who remains in a coma after his crash at Suzuka last October. Bianchi finished ninth at Monaco last year, the only points the team have ever won. (Reuters) 

Williams driver Felipe Massa posted a picture on Twitter  of Bianchi and the Marussia team at Monaco in 2014 with the message: “Missing you here bro.”

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says the new supersoft tyre, which will be used for the first time this season in Monaco, will be “crucial” in the outcome of the race. ( 

Audi say they have no plans to enter Formula 1, despite recent newspaper speculation. (Reuters) 

Monday, 18 May

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he finds it hard to believe his Formula 1 record is close to bearing comparison with his childhood hero Ayrton Senna. ( 

Honda motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai believes there are key areas where the Japanese company will have to spend the engine upgrade tokens available to it in F1. (Autosport) 

Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is to dedicate his induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame to seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. (Pitpass) 

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo is excited about Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, saying that driving around the circuit is “like trying to do a lap in a supermarket, and that’s just so, so cool”. (  

Williams’ driver Valtteri Bottas posted a picture of the Monaco start-line and tweeted:  “At this time in one week, the race will start here!”

Valterri Bottas picture of the Monaco start-line

Valterri Bottas is currently fifth in the drivers’ championship

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz says he will not get carried away after making a positive impression in the first five races of his F1 career. ( 

Gene Haas has “no regrets so far” on entering F1 despite the difficulties in setting up his new American team for next season. (Autosport)