Formula 1 chief executive, Chase Carey, believes he has a difficult challenge in obtaining long-term fans. Liberty Media has made a number of controversial changes since taking over the sport and Carey said “It’s probably the people who have been fans from the beginning who liked what they grew up with. They represent the foundation of the sport. These fans are essential. But we want to interest a new audience, and for this we must find solutions that respect the historical element - what made this category so special - while attracting new people at the same time." - Sportsmole

World champion Lewis Hamilton believes that next season could see four teams contending for titles. The Britton, who has identified McLaren as a threat ahead of next season, said “McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship, Red Bull will be quicker (than this year) and Ferrari will be fast. We can’t stand still. We have to keep moving forwards." - Planet F1

Hamilton has revealed he has no intention of repairing his relationship with former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The duo had regular disagreements during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons whilst on the same team and Hamilton has said “I last talked to Nico in Japan, but I do not invest any energy in changing our relationship." - Sportsmole

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has quashed rumours that the team are eyeing Esteban Ocon as a potential replacement for Valtteri Bottas in 2019. Wolff said “Esteban is one of our drivers and is therefore in the picture, but the team and all of its strength is behind Valtteri. I can assure you, from the board to every team member, we all want Valtteri to succeed, together with Lewis, he is our driver and we do not think of any others." - F1 Fansite

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