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Tuesday'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 will make a 30-hour detour back to McLaren HQ in Britain and forsake a week of 'rest' in the company of girlfriend Jessica Michibata in order to hone his driving skills prior to next week's Chinese Grand Prix.
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McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh has backed the ban on refuelling in Formula 1 as a way of making the sport more entertaining, saying fuel stops made racers more cautious.
Full story: The Sun

Meanwhile, Whitmarsh says McLaren will continue to rely on modern technology, despite the catastrophic decision to pin their faith on the weather radar in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Former F1 driver David Coulthard has defended the current health of the sport and says it does not need to reinvent itself: "The constant questioning of Formula 1's X-factor is getting a little wearing."
Full story: Daily Telegraph

India is in line to host a grand prix in 2011 with construction of a new circuit on the outskirts of Dehli well under way.
Full story: Reuters

And F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is planning to hold a grand prix in Russia in 2012 and a New York City Grand Prix in 2013.
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The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix will cut ticket prices next year in an attempt to attract a race-day audience of at least 100,000 at the Sepang circuit.
Full story: Reuters

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