F1 gossip: Sainz, Honda, Ricciardo, Raikkonen

Monday, 26 June

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso
Carlos Sainz Jr (right) could replace Fernando Alonso if the Spaniard decides to leave McLaren

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr is "an option" if Fernando Alonso chooses to leave the team. But Boullier admits keeping Alonso would be his preference. (Fox Sports)

Honda believes its upgraded 'spec 3' engine can give the car an extra two or three tenths of a second worth of performance. The team ran the new engine on Fernando Alonso's car in Friday's practice for the Azerbaijan GP. (Autosport)

Kimi Raikkonen blames Valtteri Bottas for their collision on the first lap of the race in Baku. The Ferrari driver accused the Mercedes man of braking too early.(Autosport)

Daniel Ricciardo says he was "giggling like a little schoolboy" after claiming victory in Azerbaijan. The Australian started the race from 10th on the grid. (Firstpost)

Daniel Ricciardo tweet
Daniel Ricciardo clearly enjoyed his victory in Azerbaijan

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