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GOSSIP (15/01): The final pieces of the grid jigsaw for next season are set to slot into place in the coming days. With Force India switching from Mercedes to Ferrari engines in 2014, Jules Bianchi now looks the favourite for that seat, having already been on Ferrari's books. Meanwhile, Bruno Senna could be a season-long stop gap for the team or else switch to Caterham, where he is the favourite to drive alongside Charles Pic in financial terms at least - he brings with him the most sponsorship money of the drivers in question.

GOSSIP (09/01): Vitaly Petrov and Bruno Senna are in a straight scrap for the remaining seat at Caterham next season with Heikki Kovalainen having now been discarded. The final decision may rest on who can bring more sponsorship money to the team.

GOSSIP (08/01): The Brabham name could make a return to Formula 1. The team was set up by Sir Jack Brabham and was later run by Bernie Ecclestone. Now Brabham's son, David, has revealed the team, which won two constructors' and four drivers' titles, could make its way back onto the grid.

GOSSIP (04/01): McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has claimed that McLaren could have kept Lewis Hamiton had they really wanted to, contradicting earlier reports that said Hamilton had left to join Mercedes of his own volition.

GOSSIP (03/01): Bruno Senna is now the favourite to take the remaining seat at Caterham next season meaning that 2012 drivers Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen will have to look elsewhere for a drive next season.

GOSSIP (02/01):
Just two drivers are now battling it out for the vacant race seat at Force India after Sebastian Buemi admitted his hopes of a racing return in 2013 had been quashed. The duo in contention for the role alongside Paul di Resta are Jules Bianchi and Adrian Sutil.

GOSSIP  (11/12): Force India are edging towards announcing their second driver for next season. Adrian Sutil was thought to be the favourite for a return but his 18-month suspended sentence for causing bodily harm following an incident in a Chinese nightclub is believed to scupper his chances of being allowed into China, Australia, Canada and the United States. Test driver Jules Bianchi may step into the role at those races or else the team might look for another full-time driver altogether. The other candidates include Heikki Kovalainen, Bruno Senna and Kamui Kobayashi.

GOSSIP (11/12):
Lotus are set for a massive new title sponsorship deal with American firm Honeywell, who are thought to be willing to pay $30m a year to back the team. That would most likely result in the team being rebranded but would give them much of the funds needed to close the gap on the top teams.

VIDEO (10/12):
Here's an alternative Christmas message from Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.

GOSSIP (06/12): Vitaly Petrov looks set to keep his seat at Caterham after his heroics at the Brazilian GP hauled them ahead of Marussia in the constructors' championship to earn an additional $10m. He also brings a further $12m in sponsorship, dwarfing 2012 team-mate Heikki Kovalainen, who brings in zero. Kovalainen, though, could yet get a lifeline at Force India although there are at least half a dozen rivals battling for that seat.