Gossip: McLaren, Red Bull, Kvyat, Nasr, Hulkenberg

Tuesday, 25 October

Fernando Alonso
McLaren's Fernando Alonso finished fifth at the United States Grand Prix, with team-mate Jenson Button ninth

The "true McLaren" returned to action in the United States Grand Prix, according to the Formula 1 team's race director Eric Boullier. (Eurosport)

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner believes the decision to retain Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso next season is justified. (F1i.com)

Red Bull's GP2 driver Pierre Gasly says he does not understand why he was overlooked for a Toro Rosso seat, and is now exploring alternatives to make his Formula 1 debut in 2017.(Autosport)

Sauber's Felipe Nasr has emerged as the one of the leading contenders for the Force India seat vacated by Nico Hulkenberg.(Planet F1)

Nico Rosberg
Half-way there? Mercedes' Nico Rosberg was in party mood as he sang Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer with Manor's Esteban Ocon at a karaoke party after the US Grand Prix

Monday, 24 October

Max Verstappen
Verstappen was forced to retire from the race with a technical issue unrelated to his pit-stop mix-up

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has taken responsibility for his unscheduled pit-stop during the United States Grand Prix. (Crash.net)

Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds was unhappy with the FIA's decision not to punish Fernando Alonso for a collision with Felipe Massa late on in Sunday's race. (F1i.com)

Renault driver Jolyon Palmer was disappointed that his team-mate Kevin Magnussen was not asked to move over for him with the pair challenging for the podium in Austin. (Autosport)

Felipe Massa, who missed out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 title race, believes that Nico Rosberg deserves to win the 2016 Formula One world championship more than the Briton. (F1today)

Gerard Butler on Twitter
Actor Gerard Butler enjoyed his time at the US Grand Prix, including having to take a drink from Daniel Ricciardo's shoe

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