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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Renault driver Bruno Senna
Senna has brought a little sunshine to Renault after replacing Nick Heidfeld

Bruno Senna's debut in Belgium has boosted team morale, according to Renault boss Eric Boullier. Senna qualified seventh but finished 13th after a collision on the opening lap. Despite the Brazilian's mixed weekend, Boullier said: "I was more than happy to see all my people in the garage applauding at the end [qualifying] with a smile on their face. It is important to have your people, who work all day and all night, be happy"
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Timo Glock has been mulling over his fantasy Formula 1 options and the Virgin Racing driver would choose to hold a new race in Los Angeles, to have Michael Schumacher as his team-mate and Fernando Alonso as his lead driver if he were a team boss.
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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is in no danger of losing a second F1 title this season, according to his German compatriot Adrian Sutil. The Force India driver says of his own performance in 2011, "it has annoyed me", but reckons luck is back on his side.
Full story: Auto Motor Und Sport (in German)

Dutch GP2 racer Giedo van der Garde is being linked with a move to F1 with a host of teams, including Virgin Racing, Renault and Williams.
Full story: De Telegraaf (in Dutch)

"Factory is busy today. We are rebuilding the cars for Monza and getting ready for our next aero test."
Full story: Force India on Twitter

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa's English race engineer Rob Smedley is holding a charity auction where the prizes include a trip to the Ferrari factory, signed Paul di Resta overalls and Fernando Alonso's fireproof underwear.
Full story: Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Days after Jenson Button took a McLaren for a drive through Manchester, Red Bull driver Mark Webber will take a Red Bull F1 car for a spin on the streets of Cardiff this coming Saturday. HRT driver Daniel Ricciardo will also be in action in a Red Bull Nascar.
Full story: Red Bull

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
30 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
29 Aug 11 |  Formula 1

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