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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

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


Mark Webber says he will seek clear-the-air talks with team-mate Sebastian Vettel following the crash at the Turkish Grand Prix, which cost Red Bull a one-two finish. In his column for the Australian Daily Telegraph, Webber wrote: "Seb and I will sit down and have a chat about it because we need to avoid costly slip-ups like this in the future. We'll probably have a difference of opinion about what happened on Sunday [night] until we go to our graves, but we're both adults and we need to find a way of racing together that doesn't compromise the team."
Full story: The Australian Daily Telegraph

Jenson Button says any animosity between Vettel and Webber could work in McLaren's favour. "I don't know what's going to happen between [Vettel and Webber]," Button said. "Whether they will kiss and make up before the next race in Canada. But if they don't it normally means that they won't be sharing information as much. Possibly, I don't know how it works there."
Full story: The Daily Telegraph

Insiders at Red Bull believe they have acted fast enough to limit any bad feeling between their two drivers. Nether Webber nor Vettel was allowed to leave a team meeting on Sunday until the matter had been talked out.
Full story: The Independent

Meanwhile, Button and team-mate Lewis Hamilton have insisted that they won't allow their rivalry to wreck either of their seasons. While Button said the duo would continue to challenge each other in a "hard, but fair" style of racing, Hamilton said: "We don't do moves that jeopardise our own results."
Full story: The Daily Mirror

Williams will use their re-modelled front wing in the Canadian Grand Prix on 13 June. Drivers Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg had been required to revert to an older version of the car in Turkey after crashes in Monaco had left both vehicles requiring new parts.
Full story: Autosport

Renault team boss Eric Boullier says the team are getting close to rolling out their very own F-duct. Boullier said Renault's version of the rear wing-stalling device, used by several rivals including McLaren, Mercedes and Sauber, would be tested soon. "We are going to use it soon but we want to make sure it works 100% before we put it into a race," he said.
Full story: ESPN F1

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug says the team is hungry to carry on improving this season after an encouraging performance in Turkey. Haug said the fourth and fifth places achieved by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg were "still not good enough" for Mercedes GP and challenged his outfit to become "a winning team".
Full story: Autosport

Formula 1 teams are being forced to design their 2011 cars based around the current specification of Bridgestone tyres because of a delay over the identity of next season's provider. Bridgestone is leaving the sport next season, but an unresolved battle between Pirelli and Michelin to succeed the Japanese outfit is leaving teams no choice but to base their models around Bridgestone for the time being.
Full story: ESPN F1

Lotus Racing boss Tony Fernandes is convinced the team will one day grace the Formula 1 winners' podium. Despite both of the team's drivers failing to finish the last two races, Fernandes thinks the team has a bright future and can "one day be victorious".
Full story: Press Association

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