Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Friday, September 25.
Friday morning's Formula 1 news roundup:
Michael Schumacher cannot speak, according to Flavio Briatore's former wife.
Briatore, who was the F1 legend's boss at Benetton, and Italian model and TV personality Elisabetta Gregoraci divorced in 2018.
Gregoraci is currently taking part in the Italian version of Big Brother.
When asked by a fellow housemate about the health condition of Schumacher, which is not known publicly, Gregoraci reportedly said: "He does not speak. He communicates with his eyes.
"Only three people can go and see him."
Gregoraci also claims that the Schumacher family has moved from Switzerland to Spain.
"They moved to Spain and his wife made a hospital in the house," she said.
Meanwhile, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan has announced that Alex Zanardi has "started to react" to visual and acoustic stimuli after another head and facial operation.
F1 drivers sent a letter to the governing body after the recent race at Mugello.
It follows criticism by top drivers including Lewis Hamilton about the safety car re-start pileup, amid accusations Formula 1 is prioritising the show over safety.
12 drivers were reprimanded by the FIA for the crash, and the first of those to be named was Alex Albon.
"We sent them a letter with our reaction, because it is obvious that there was nothing strange or wrong about what I did," Red Bull's Albon said at Sochi, referring to the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.
"I don't blame any of the drivers for what happened," he added.
More news from Formula 1:
Lewis Hamilton's former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh joins Hamilton Commission
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton launched the initiative in June to improve diversity in motorsport. Read more.
Lewis Hamilton insists he has no regrets over Breonna Taylor T-shirt
Lewis Hamilton could make Formula One history in Russia on Sunday by equalling Michael Schumacher's victory record. Read more.
New F1 supremo Domenicali 'a good man' - Ecclestone
The next F1 supremo is a "good man", according to Bernie Ecclestone. Read more.
F1 to 'stop' political activism - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton expects Formula 1 to try to stop him from repeating the kind of activism that he took onto the podium and official FIA press conference last time out at Mugello. Read more.