Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Sunday, September 27.
Sunday morning's Formula 1 news roundup:
Lewis Hamilton has benefitted from not having better teammates in past seasons, according to Fernando Alonso.
This weekend, Mercedes' Hamilton - who is also cruising towards an equal-record setting seventh title this season - is expected to match Michael Schumacher's all-time race win tally of 91.
Schumacher himself is still recovering from brain injuries sustained in late 2013, but his Formula 2 series-leading son Mick is at Sochi.
"My father always said that records are there to be broken," the 21-year-old said. "So if Lewis goes past it here, he will be happy.
"Lewis has done great things for Formula 1 as he has been at the top for years so I think it's a good thing for the sport.
"Breaking records is a goal for everyone in this sport, and both my father and Lewis influenced this sport at the highest level. Hopefully it's my turn next," the young German, who is linked with a 2021 Alfa Romeo seat, smiled.
"If I am able to go into Formula 1, I would try with all of my heart to break that record too."
Also happy for Hamilton is Alonso, who spent a fraught 2007 season as the then British rookie's teammate at McLaren.
But when asked about Hamilton matching Schumacher's records, Alonso told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "He has been lucky for the unbeatable package that he has.
"He is very, very strong and a superior talent, but he was also in the right place at the right time.
"I think if he had Verstappen or Leclerc - or Alonso - as a teammate, who knows? After all, he struggled more with Button and with Rosberg," Alonso added.
Toto Wolff is refusing to rule out a scenario in which Lewis Hamilton decides to leave Mercedes at the end of the season.
Eddie Jordan, who is also predicting that Ineos will buy the works Mercedes team, claimed last week that Hamilton should team up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull.
"I wondered what Eddie had been drinking," said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner when asked about that.
"Look, from a fan's perspective he's absolutely right, but I've not heard from Lewis recently, so I can only imagine he's staying where he is."
Wolff, however, repeatedly insists that he is yet to "sit down" with Hamilton to discuss extending the six-time world champion's contract.
"Never say never," he said when asked about Jordan's prediction. "I've seen crazier things in my life.
"But I don't see why Lewis would do that," Wolff added. "He has a very strong personal bond with the Mercedes brand and the team that he helped to create.
"At the moment we are giving him the best car and we have mutual trust in each other. We still have successful times ahead of us.
"I do not believe such a move for him would be rationally understandable."
More news from Formula 1:
Michael Schumacher's son: 'Father said records are there to be broken'
Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of equalling the German's proud record of 91 victories in Formula One. Read more.
Lewis Hamilton fastest in last practice for Russian Grand Prix
The six-time world champion could match Michael Schumacher's victory record of 91 on Sunday. Read more.
Lewis Hamilton secures pole position at Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton will join Michael Schumacher with the most number of victories in Formula One history should he triumph for a 91st time on Sunday. Read more.
Lewis Hamilton admits to nerves before securing pole for Russian Grand Prix
The British driver will start at the front of the grid in Sochi. Read more.