In today's Formula 1 Gossip, Imola offers to step in to fill slot vacated by postponed Chinese GP, Vietnam race gets 'go-ahead' and AlphaTauri "six months" behind Red Bull.

- Imola has reportedly offered to host a Formula 1 round in April to replace the postponed Chinese Grand Prix (RacingNews365

- The inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix - due to take place on April 5 - has been given the go-ahead despite fears over the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (AFP

- AlphaTauri is between “three-to-six months behind Red Bull” in terms of car development, says Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko (Auto Motor und Sport

- Williams will “fight” until it gets back to a competitive state, vows deputy team principal Claire Williams (Sky Sports

- But Williams design director Doug McKiernan says the team has made “no fundamental changes” from its 2019 Formula 1 car with its new FW43 challenger (RACER

- Former McLaren Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be an official reserve for Mercedes this season, sharing duties with Esteban Gutierrez (Reuters

- Racing Point’s 2020 Formula 1 car will be “distinctly” different to its 2019 predecessor, says team principal and CEO Otmar Szafnauer (RaceFans

- Haas driver Kevin Magnussen says he is confident the American squad can recover from its difficult 2019 season to be a midfield force to be reckoned with this year (Formula1.com

- Circuit Paul Ricard has announced it is planning its own Formula 1 festival event at June’s French Grand Prix (Motorsport Week

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