In the round-up: US fans just happy to have home driver – Rossi • Lynn plans to emulate Bottas at Williams • Wolff returns to Race of Champions
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton keep an eye on Fernando Alonso’s progress during the rain-hit practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
In the round-up: ‘Disaster’ if Vandoorne can’t go into F1 • Singapore unhappy to be paired with Sepang • Mercedes lost £76.9m in championship year
Renault and Lotus are “engaged to be married”, according to the F1 team’s deputy principal Federico Gastaldi.
Renault believes its F1 past should entitle it to the same ‘historic payments’ as other teams. But they have come and gone more than once since arriving in 1977.
Daniil Kvyat is hoping to make up for the disappointment he suffered in his first race on home ground last year.
In the round-up: Grosjean wanted to race for Renault • Button looking forward to high-downforce F1 • Alguersuari retires from racing
F1 tail-enders Manor have secured a deal to use the class-leading Mercedes power units from 2016.
Jenson Button will continue to drive for McLaren in 2016, the team has confirmed.
In the round-up: Pirelli warn over Red Bull exit • Drivers ‘have no faith’ in Pirelli • Button to “stay with” McLaren in 2016