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Wednesday's F1 gossip column

BBC Sport brings you a regular round-up of the gossip in newspapers and on specialist websites around the world.

Mark Webber will sign a contract extension with Red Bull, despite tensions within the team in the wake of his crash with team-mate Sebastian Vettel. The team will confirm the Australian's new deal before the Canadian Grand Prix on 13 June. Webber's future appeared to be in doubt when team officials seemingly blamed him for the crash with Vettel in Turkey, but clear-the-air talks this week have defused the situation.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has revealed that Webber asked Vettel to "back off" from him on the lap before their collision.
Full story: Autosport

Williams are examining the clutches of Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg's cars to establish why both drivers had problems during the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Renault's chief race engineer Alan Permane says his team now has a pace advantage over rivals Mercedes GP. Permane says Renault need to improve their displays in qualifying in order to overhaul the reigning world champions, formerly known as Brawn. "It's down to us to make sure we do a better job in qualifying so that we can get ahead of them and exploit the full potential of our car," he said.
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Force India is taking legal action against Lotus Racing, claiming that its rival used and benefitted from its intellectual property in designing the wind tunnel model for its current Lotus T127 car.
Full story: Autosport

World champion Jenson Button will be honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, when he is awarded an MBE for services to motorsport.
Full Story: Press Association

This column will be updated throughout the day.

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