In today's Formula 1 gossip, Vietnam "actively monitoring" coronavirus threat, Helmut Marko opens up about Max Verstappen's new Red Bull deal and Fernando Alonso has regret over Honda criticism...

- The promoters of the Vietnam Grand Prix say they are “actively monitoring” the potential threat coronavirus may pose to the country’s debut on the F1 calendar, with the race scheduled for an April 5 slot. (RaceFans)

- China’s coronavirus outbreak has already forced the postponement of Formula E’s Sanya race (March 21), while the F1 Chinese Grand Prix - due to take place on April 19 - could also be thrown in doubt (Crash.net

- Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has provided details about Max Verstappen’s new deal with the team, including revealing what appears to be a possible engine-related exit clause for 2021 (Motorsport-Magazin.com

- Two-time F1 world champion has expressed regret about his famous “GP2 engine” outburst against Honda during the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix amid a disappointing tenure with McLaren (Sky Sports

- McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes his side won’t be fighting for victories again in F1 until at least 2023, given the large budgets and resources of the top three teams Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull (Auto Motor und Sport

- Williams development driver and reigning W Series champion Jamie Chadwick insists she is in no rush to reach F1 and will taker her time over chasing a potential future seat (RACER

- Circuit Zandvoort continues to make progress ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix’s return to the F1 calendar in May, with the track releasing images of the latest construction works taking place. (Circuit Zandvoort website

 

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