In today's Formula 1 Gossip, Hamilton and Vettel set to take wage cuts, the latest on Vettel's contract talks and why a short 2020 season could benefit Verstappen...

- Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel are understood to be willing to take wage cuts to ease the financial burden on their teams amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis (The Daily Mail

- According to reports in Germany, Vettel will be offered a reduced wage in his next Ferrari contract as negotiations over an extension at Maranello continue between both parties (AutoBild)

- 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg believes Max Verstappen would stand a better chance of defeating Lewis Hamilton in the race for the title if the 2020 season ended up being shorter (Sky Sports

- Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle says the circuit would be willing to host a second round of the world championship this year and run the track in reverse direction if needed (Race Fans

- And ex-F1 driver turned pundit Martin Brundle believes the Northamptonshire venue would be the ideal place to start the 2020 season once it is safe to do (Auto Motor und Sport

- FIA president Jean Todt is concerned about the effect falling budgets might have on championships after the coronavirus pandemic and insists they must be protected (FIA

- Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso has donated 4,000 protective suits and 300,000 respiratory masks via Unicef to support the fight against coronavirus (Twitter

- And a congratulations is in order for former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who is set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89 (The Independent)

 

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