- Formula 2 points leader Mick Schumacher is increasingly likely to make his F1 race debut in 2021 after being given a guarantee over a seat if he finishes in the top three in the championship (RaceFans

- Kimi Raikkonen has taken a swipe at Lewis Hamilton on Instagram in a comparison of “evolution of an Formula 1 driver” (Instagram) 

- F1 has launched a poll for fans asking whether it should replace qualifying sessions with reverse-grid sprint rounds of the 2021 season (F1 Fan Voice

- Meanwhile, FIA president Jean Todt says he is not a fan of F1’s reverse grid proposal but would not stand in the way of its introduction (Auto motor und Sport

- Renault is keen for Fernando Alonso to familiarise himself with 2020 F1 machinery ahead of his return to the sport, and is pushing the FIA to permit the two-time world champion to take part in the post-season ‘young drivers test’ in Abu Dhabi (AS

- Alex Albon insists his confidence never wavered over his future at Red Bull before claiming his first F1 podium finish at Mugello (ESPN

- Otmar Szafnauer says Sebastian Vettel is the “perfect fit” to push Aston Martin forwards from 2021, adding the four-time world champion is in his “prime” and remains “highly-motivated” (Sky Sports F1)

- Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer believes the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello was a reminder of the benefits of an old-fashioned classic circuit (BBC

 

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