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Friday's F1 gossip column

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

Jenson Button
Button currently lies second in the drivers' championship behind Hamilton

Jenson Button has warned the planned updates to his and Lewis Hamilton's McLaren cars at the German Grand Prix this weekend have to work if they are to outstrip rivals Red Bull in the remainder of the season. Full story:

Speculation over who will partner Robert Kubica at Renault next season is already hotting up. Former Jaguar driver and current Hispania reserve driver Christian Klien, as well as Bruno Senna, are both believed to have been in contact with Renault but Kimi Raikkonen or Nick Heidfeld could be the preferred choice.
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Mercedes director Norbert Haug is expecting an improved performance from drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher this weekend after introducing a series of changes at Hockenheim.
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Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed that Mark Webber, and not Sebastian Vettel, will get the nod if the team has to make a call on a single part in Hockenheim - as it did at Silverstone last time out - because the Australian is ahead of Vettel in the championship.
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Despite reports that Korea may seek a year's postponement of its inaugural Grand Prix, scheduled for October 2010, the managing Korean Auto Valley Operation (KAVO) says that a recent site visit by FIA F1 race director and safety delegate, Charlie Whiting, was a success.
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Dickie Stanford, the long-time Williams F1 team manager, is returning to the race team. Tim Newton, the current team manager, has been promoted to a factory-based production job.
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