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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's relationship with Brawn broke down so badly that they removed an offer that could have been worth £12m next year before he signed for McLaren.
Full story: Daily Express

McLaren-Mercedes got their own back for Mercedes's decision to pull out of its partnership with the team and join Brawn GP by signing Jenson Button, who won the world title with Brawn last season, to a reported £18m deal over three years to drive alongside Lewis Hamilton in a stellar, all-English line-up.
Full story: The Times

Jenson Button will be blocked from doing any work for his new team McLaren before the end of the year by his current employer Brawn.
Full story: autosport.com

Kimi Raikkonen would be willing to consider a race seat at Mercedes Grand Prix next season - but only if the team could convince him it will be good enough to fight for race wins and the world championship.
Full story: autosport.com

Raikkonen on Thursday played down reports he is close to signing for 2010 with the newly Mercedes-rebranded Brawn team, saying he believed they would run two German drivers.
Full story: formula1.com

David Coulthard has rubbished reports his friend Jenson Button will be unable to thrive alongside fellow British world champion Lewis Hamilton at McLaren.
Full story: F1-live.com

Jarno Trulli has said he will make a decision about his future Formula 1 plans after this weekend's Toyota Motor Sport Festival at Fuji in Japan.
Full story: autosport.com

Renault has received an offer to sell 40% of its Formula 1 team to a Russian bidder, Finland's Turun Sanomat reports, while German newspaper Bild says Renault wants to urgently raise 30 million euros in order to bolster its F1 programme.
Full story: paddocktalk.com

Pedro de la Rosa is tipped to return to Formula 1 action next year with Force India. The Silverstone based team, powered by Mercedes engines and supported by McLaren, has not yet confirmed either Adrian Sutil or Tonio Liuzzi. Full story: F1-live.com

Nelson Piquet Jr and Paul di Resta are also understood to be in the frame for the two race seats at Force India.
Full story: crash.net

The GP3 Series kicks off next season as a new support event at grand prix weekends and Red Bull's Mark Webber was at the Paul Ricard circuit in France to give international media and the 10 GP3 teams their first taste of the new car.
Full story: formula1.com

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has reunited with personal trainer Dr Erwin Goellner in Austria as the French-Canadian hopes to secure a place on the Formula 1 grid and a return to the sport next year.
Full story: gp-update.net



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see also
Button joins Hamilton at McLaren
18 Nov 09 |  Formula 1
Raikkonen rejects F1 for rallying
18 Nov 09 |  Formula 1
F1 gossip column
18 Nov 09 |  Formula 1


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