F1 Raceweek: Hamilton kicks back with Bieber and Neymar, Ricciardo keen to move on


Following a Monaco Grand Prix in which Lewis Hamilton finally arrived in the Formula One title race at the expense of a fuming Daniel Ricciardo, we take a look at what's been happening in the world of F1 ahead of this weekend's trip to Canada.

'Then I won a race, now I'm a Belieber!'

Never one to shy away from the limelight, Hamilton celebrated his first win of 2016 by hanging out with new BFFs Neymar and Justin Bieber.

The trio attended Brazil's Copa America Centenario opener against Ecuador in California and had the time of their lives if some of the pictures posted on social media are anything to go by.

Bieber had, of course, been on hand to congratulate Hamilton following his victory on the streets of Monte Carlo and the duo also took to the water together on powered surfboards this week.

The Briton may well have picked the megastar's brain as he looks to crack the music industry, telling Vogue: "The more I do it [the music], the better it gets.

"It is a serious process. I don't see it as a future; I see it as the now."

Ricciardo frustrations simmer

Daniel Ricciardo was not happy the last time we saw him, glumly standing on the second step of the podium in Monaco.

The Australian is still coming down after launching into a rage over the pitting mishap that cost him victory having clinched his maiden pole - his second cause for serious complaint in as many races.

"I'm 27 very soon and I don't even have anything close to a world title and I believe I should have something like that very soon," he said in the aftermath. 

"Two weeks now, it could have been two wins and it's not. It's getting a little bit long in the tooth."

Rumour mill cranks into gear

We may only be six races into the 2016 season, but that has not stopped speculation mounting over what the F1 grid could look like in 2017.

Nico Rosberg will be out of contract at Mercedes and has not ruled out a move, despite sitting top of the drivers' standings, with Ferrari a possible destination.

Kimi Raikkonen's future looks in even greater doubt as, in addition to Rosberg, the likes of Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean have all been mentioned as possible replacements at Ferrari.

Felipe Massa looks set to remain at Williams after confirming contract negotiations, while McLaren's Jenson Button has been linked with a move to the team where he started his career, or with retirement.