Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the pace during the opening practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, amid the threat of rain at a cool and cloudy Monza.
The Chinese and Bahrain Grands Prix will likely switch places on the 2018 calendar, Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches has said.
Lewis Hamilton says he expects to renew his deal with Mercedes before the end of the year, in the wake of Sebastian Vettel committing his future to Ferrari.
Honda motorsport boss Masashi Yamamoto has compared the way McLaren operates to "sophisticated French cuisine" and its new customer team Toro Rosso's approach to a "delicious stew", which he believes Honda can improve.
McLaren and Toro Rosso are holding last ditch talks to try and agree which engine manufacturer they will both use during the 2018 season, with a decision between Honda and Renault expected on Monday.
Fernando Alonso would be "very likely" to stay at McLaren next season if the Woking team can secure a supply of Renault engines for 2018, according to boss Zak Brown.
Fernando Alonso has berated the FIA race stewards for handing Jolyon Palmer a five-second penalty for gaining an unfair advantage when the Renault driver cut the chicane to stay ahead of the McLaren driver.
Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner says the squad will “fight hard” to recapture seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship, after slipping behind rivals Renault at the Singapore Grand Prix.