- Daniel Ricciardo has cited his Baku collision with former teammate Max Verstappen  as one of the “little pieces” that helped him make his decision to quit Red Bull for Renault (BBC)

- Meanwhile Renault’s late completion of its 2019 F1 car is threatening to jeopardise its shakedown test plans (RaceFans

- The European Union’s Health, Food Safety and Energy Union department is “closely examining” recent Ferrari and McLaren F1 tobacco deals (RaceFans)

- Formula 1 has announced a new two-year agreement with Sky Deutschland to broadcast the sport in Germany (Formula1.com

- Alex Albon has got behind the wheel of an F1 car for the first time as he drove Toro Rosso's STR14 at a Misano shakedown test (Crash.net)

- Kimi Raikkonen has been spotted for the first time wearing Alfa Romeo F1 team gear (Instagram

- Former Haas and Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez will continue his F1 development role with Mercedes in 2019 (Twitter

Red Bull Racing F1 Team Profile 2018