- Fresh from winning his sixth Formula 1 world title at the United States Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton took a moment to give thanks to Ron Dennis, the former McLaren boss who gave the Briton his start in racing and grand prix debut back in 2007 (Sky Sports)

- Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas visited Mercedes' engine base at Brixworth to celebrate a sixth successive set of titles for the team, both giving speeches to their colleagues. Bottas gave his infamous quote from the Australian Grand Prix a near reprise, joking to the team: "To whom it may concern... thank you!" (Formula 1)

- Gerhard Berger has drawn comparisons between Hamilton and his former teammate, three-time world champion Ayrton Senna, calling both "complete" as drivers. Berger raced alongside Senna at McLaren between 1990 and 1992 (The Guardian)

- Robert Kubica is continuing to wait before making a final call on his racing plans for 2020, saying some "new opportunities" have opened up in recent weeks ahead of his Williams F1 exit (Motorsport Week)

- McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz are separated by less than one-tenth of a second despite the points gap between them in the championship (RaceFans.net)

- Sainz was on-track for McLaren on Thursday at Paul Ricard, completing some test running on Pirelli's 18-inch development tyres ahead of the 2021 season (Twitter)

- Reigning F1 Esports champion Brendon Leigh will not defend his crown in 2019 after being ruled out of championship contention following the latest round of races in London (Reuters)