- New Haas signing Nikita Mazepin needs to grow up and has not been let off the hook for the controversial video he posted on social media last month, team principal Guenther Steiner has said (Reuters

- 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button has revealed he was set to race in IndyCar this year with Arrow McLaren SP before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted plans (Motorsport News, via The Race

- Max Verstappen says his target is to “destroy” new Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez during the 2021 F1 season (Ziggo Sport, via f1i.com

- F1 should return to V8 engines while the championship decides on which power unit to use in the future, the series’ former supremo Bernie Ecclestone has advised (MotorSport Magazine

- The Australian Grand Prix will be postponed to the backend of the 2021 F1 season, according to Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll (ESPN

- Williams hopes the one-off appearance George Russell made for Mercedes last year could help the team improve the “atrocious” starts it suffered throughout the 2020 campaign (RaceFans

- Ex-F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa reckons Fernando Alonso’s return to the sport this year will be a “very positive” thing for the world championship (Motorsport Week

- Former Haas F1 development and test driver Santino Ferrucci will contest a part-time schedule in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series for 2021 (RACER

- World Rally legend Carlos Sainz Sr believes his son Carlos Sainz Jr and new teammate Charles Leclerc will “get along well” at Ferrari because both drivers are intelligent enough to know they need to work together in order to help the team improve (Speedweek