F1 news round-up – Kubica to Williams? Porsche to return…

F1.co.uk brings you a round-up of some of the top F1 stories in the aftermath of the back-to-back races in Belgium and Italy…

Kubica to join Williams in 2018?
September 6

Robert Kubica has emerged as a possible contender to join Williams next season.

The news comes as Carlos Sainz is being tipped to join Renault alongside Nico Hulkenberg as part of the McLaren-Honda-Toro Rosso-Renault engine switch. That would leave no room at Renault for Kubica.

It is also claimed that Sergio Perez could go to Williams – although it all depends on if Felipe Massa fails to agree terms or opts to move on. The Brazilian has made it clear he would like to race in Formula E one day…

More here.

Giovinazzi gets Singapore FP1 run
September 6

Antonio Giovinazzi will get to drive for Haas in FP1 in Singapore next week, it has been confirmed.

Giovinazzi was due to run in FP1 in Italy, but the team opted to alter its plans due to forecast rain. Giovinazzi will use Kevin Magnussen’s car.

The Italian is also due to drive in FP1 for Haas in Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. He has previously driven the VF-17 in Britain and Hungary.

Porsche exploring possibility of F1 return
September 5

Porsche could return to F1 in the not-to-distant future with reports talks took place with F1’s motorsport managing director Ross Brawn last weekend in Monza.

“F1 could be one of the right places,” Lutz Meschk, Porsche’s deputy chairman of the executive board, told Autosport.

“As you know Formula E is very important for us now, and F1 is always a good topic to think about. And I think we are in quite good discussions regarding the new engine…”

Teams go ultrasoft for Singapore
September 5

The FIA has published the tyres choices for the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix, with the vast majority going for ten ultrasoft tyres.

Details below:

Ferrari can’t stub it out
September 4

Scuderia Ferrari renewed its multi-year agreement with tobacco company Philip Morris International on Monday.

Ferrari and Philip Morris International have been in collaboration now for over 40 years, although the Maranello team has not run with Marlboro logos since the ban on tobacco advertising came in. Indeed the last time the car appeared with Marlboro branding was back in 2007 in China.

Philip Morris is the only tobacco company still in the sport.

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