Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Testing Times, Hamilton-Rosberg and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Testing Times, Hamilton-Rosberg and More
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Formula One's testing schedule is set to be overhauled from next season, with a return of the ban on in-season testing and the loss of one of the three pre-season tests.

Those steps, as well as a desire for all non-race weekend sessions to be held in Europe, are just some of the methods in contention as the sport looks to control costs.

After a dramatic, tense Monaco Grand Prix weekend, you would expect that the relationship between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton is close to being out of control—but their boss at Mercedes remains relaxed over their head-to-head fight for the 2014 title.

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were hoping to be part of that battle at the beginning of the year, but Ferrari's failure to produce a competent car has deflated any wishes for a tense inter-team tussle, with Alonso outperforming his teammate by a significant margin thus far.

Having worked with both men, this has come as little surprise to Felipe Massa, who has also offered some advice to Robert Kubica, who is continuing his rehabilitation from injury in rallying.

Closing this week's roundup is Kevin Magnussen, who has received a vote of confidence from one of his McLaren bosses despite enduring a patchy handful of races since his stunning debut in Australia.

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