F1 gossip: Verstappen, South Africa, Marchionne, Hulkenberg, overtaking

Tuesday, 17 April

Max Verstappen’s father, Jos, says his son needs to “think more” after his crash with Sebastian Vettel in China and that he was “disappointed” in the manoeuvre. (motorsportweek.com)

FIA race director Charlie Whiting expects Verstappen to learn from his ill-judged move. (thecheckeredflag.co.uk)

Adrian Scholtz, chief executive of Motorsport South Africa, said he does not know if the country will ever host another Grand Prix. (thesouthafrican.com)

Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has repeated his threat to pull his team out of Formula 1 should it turn into a “spectacle” rather than a sport. (motorsportweek.com)

Cyril Abiteboul believes his Renault team are “building and getting stronger” after drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr both scored points in Shanghai. (thecheckeredflag.co.uk)

Potential changes to improve overtaking in 2019 will be debated at Tuesday’s Formula 1 Strategy Group meeting in Paris. (autosport.com)

Max Verstappen posted on Instagram about his collision with Sebastian Vettel

Christian Horner and Daniel Ricciardo

Monday, 16 April

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Daniel Ricciardo is “absolutely at the top of his game” after winning the Shanghai Grand Prix. (F1i.com)

Kevin Magnussen says he is hoping to stay at Haas in 2019 because the team “supports me 100%”. (Wheels24.co.za)

Formula 1 is set to open an office in China, according to its director of strategy Yath Gangakumaran. (China.org.cn)

Fernando Alonso says his brief contest with Sebastian Vettel in China wasn’t a “fair fight” as the German’s Ferrari was damaged. (Planetf1.com)

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has defended the timing of the safety car in Shanghai.(F1i.com)

Ricciardo posted on Instagram about his celebratory meal after winning in Shanghai

Former F1 driver Karun Chandhok tweeted this picture next to Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly on a flight

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