In today's F1 Gossip, Ferrari responds to Hamilton speculation, Scuderia targets female driver and Russian GP promoters confident 2020 race will go ahead despite ban.

- Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri is flattered Lewis Hamilton has shown an interest in moving to his team but says talk of such a move for 2021 is “totally premature” at this early stage (ESPN

- Meanwhile, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto insists Sebastian Vettel remains “central to our project” and is keen to sit down with the four-time world champion next year to discuss his future (Sky Sports

- Ferrari wants to add female racers to its expanding Formula 1 young driver programme as it looks to develop talent for the future (Reuters

- The promoters of the Russian Grand Prix say they are “confident” the race will go ahead in 2020 despite Russia’s four-year ban from all major sporting events (BBC

- Max Verstappen says Red Bull’s early 2020 form will influence any decisions he makes over his future for 2021 and beyond (RACER

- Aston Martin has confirmed it is in discussions with multiple potential investors after reports linked Racing Point Formula 1 owner Lawrence Stroll with a possible buy-in of the car manufacturer (RaceFans

- McLaren’s Lando Norris has come out on top in an Formula 1 fan vote to be crowned 2019’s Rookie of the Year, beating fellow debutants Alexander Albon and George Russell (

- Valtteri Bottas has completed his seat feat in a mock-up chassis of Mercedes’ W11 challenger ahead of the 2020 Formula 1 season.

- And Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed a fancy dress-themed party to mark Sauber motorsport's end-of-year celebrations...


Full blown circus today!

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