- Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been linked with a return to the sport to help solve rising tensions between race promoters and Liberty Media (The Daily Mail) 

- Robert Kubica says he fully expects his F1 comeback with Williams to be a “great challenge” in 2019 (Motorsport Week)

- Ryanair has completed the acquisition of the low-cost Austrain airline owned by F1 legend Niki Lauda (The Belfast Telegraph)

Five Storylines to look out for in F1 2019

- Nikita Mazepin will conduct private testing with Mercedes throughout 2019 in a 2017 F1 car (Speedweek, in German)

- After revealing his new favourite sport is surfing, reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has tried another variation known as foil surfing (Instagram)