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Thursday's Formula 1 gossip column

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


Jenson Button thinks he and Lewis Hamilton will need to share information at McLaren in order to succeed this season, saying they "have not got a chance" if they fail to work together.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Defending world champion Button is expecting "a belter" of a Formula 1 season and thinks Michael Schumacher will prove he can still compete at the age of 41.
Full story: The Guardian

Former world champion Hamilton insists he is not about to unleash any "wild side" of his personality as he enters the season without the two biggest influences on his career so far - former McLaren boss Ron Dennis, and father Anthony.
Full story: The Guardian

Red Bull's crew can change the four wheels on a static car in 1.8 seconds after intensive physical training at Bisham Abbey. They hope to do it in under three seconds in the pit lane.
Full story: The Times

Hispania's Bruno Senna, the nephew of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, thought about using a false name when he started racing at 18 to avoid attention and pressure, but quickly realised there would be no point.
Full story: The Guardian

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel eschewed the glamour for which F1 stars are widely known when booking his holiday last year, opting to go to Finland in a caravan.
Full story: The Sun

Mercedes' reserve driver Nick Heidfeld says Red Bull will be the early-season pace setters, rather than Ferrari, as most people are saying.
Full story: auto-motor-und-sport.de (in German)

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa says the lessons learnt from the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994 helped save his life when he had his near-fatal crash in Hungary last year.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Red Bull driver Mark Webber does not like the 900m extension to the Bahrain Grand Prix circuit, saying it adds too many tight corners.
Full story: espnf1.com

Mercedes boss Norbert Haug says the new F1 teams must be given time and shown some respect, but admits they need to get up to standard quickly.
Full story: autosport.com

Michael Schumacher's wife Corrina has made a rare public appearance at the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the seven-time world champion saying she is fully behind his comeback at the age of 41. "She's happy if I'm happy, and I'm very happy right now. That's what it is all about," he said (Press Association).

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says his goal for the season is "to be on a level playing field" with team-mate Michael Schumacher.
Full story: autosport.com

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see also
Wednesday's gossip column
10 Mar 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's gossip column
09 Mar 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's gossip column
08 Mar 10 |  Formula 1


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