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Thursday's F1 gossip column

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


Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda says "Red Bull can forget the title" after reliability problems cost them victory in the first two grands prix of the season.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Michael Schumacher's boss at Mercedes, Norbert Haug, has backed the German to come good this season insisting: "Michael is as good as ever. He has got it still."
Full story: The Sun

Former British F1 driver Johnny Herbert will be the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Full story: autosport.com

Williams driver Rubens Barrichello expects mirrors on the sidepods of the cars to be moved after the Malaysian Grand Prix to aid visibility: "Everyone is having problems with the mirrors, so the change could come as early as the next race."
(Associated press)

Reigning world champion Jenson Button has been hailed as "a cool, relaxed, mature guy" by his race engineer Jakob Andreasen, who is optimistic the Briton can continue his impressive progress at McLaren. (Press Association)

Bruno Senna says, despite his own early retirement, the Australian Grand Prix was a good weekend for the Hispania team, with Karun Chandhok finishing the race being a boost the team had not expected so soon.
Full story: Speedtv.com

Lotus will run reserve driver Fairuz Fauzy in the first practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Malaysian driver will replace Heikki Kovalainen for the session after the choice as to which regular driver he would replace was decided with a flip of a coin.
Full story: grandprix.com

Force India's reserve driver Paul di Resta will be back in action for the opening free practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix - the Scottish driver will replace Tonio Liuzzi for the 90 minute session.
Full story: automoto365.com.com

Sauber will again run a revised version of the F-duct system pioneered by McLaren when the cars take to Malaysia's Sepang circuit for practice on Friday.
Full story: espn.com

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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
31 Mar 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
30 Mar 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
29 Mar 10 |  Formula 1


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