Gossip: Mercedes, Honda, Ferrari, Red Bull, Verstappen

Wednesday, 4 January

Mercedes will present their 2017 car at Silverstone on 23 February, saying they will “unveil the beast to the world” at the British Grand Prix circuit. (Reuters)

Honda’s F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa says the engine supplier expected more from McLaren’s 2016 campaign despite an improvement on a disastrous 2015 season. (Autosport)

Ferrari have questioned the legality of the Mercedes and Red Bull suspension systems in writing to F1’s governing body, the FIA. (Grand Prix Times)

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New Renault signing Nico Hulkenberg is unsure whether F1’s rule changes for 2017 will achieve the aim of allowing drivers to push more in races. (Autosport)

Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto has suffered a major setback in his bid to return to F1 this season after state-owned energy company Pertamina announced it was ending its sponsorship. (Reuters)

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