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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber say there are no hard feelings

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


Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn admits his team's F-duct system is still not working as efficiently as it should. Full story: Autosport.com

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says the German team is preparing a number of upgrades for the Canadian Grand Prix next week. Full story: GPUpdate.com

Going into lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix - the lap Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel collided - team boss Christian Horner instructed Webber's race engineer Ciaron Pilbeam to tell Webber to allow Vettel past. Pilbeam could not bring himself to pass the message on. (Autosport magazine)

Red Bull have said both Webber and Vettel have buried the hatchet following their collision in Istanbul. "Mark and I are racers and we were racing," said Vettel. "We are professionals and it won't change how we will work together going forward."
Full story: Red Bull

Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, a friend of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, says Webber should have given Vettel more room to complete his overtaking attempt at Istanbul Park. "Webber could have prevented the accident, but he has not. (But) If Vettel drove a McLaren, then you can do it the way it has made Webber. Then he must not give way." Full story: Auto Motor und Sport

Former FIA president Max Mosley says Vettel was not to blame for his part in the crash with team-mate Webber on Sunday. "At the time of the accident, Vettel was clearly faster than Webber. At this stage, he (Vettel) had the right and the duty to overtake," said Mosley.
Full story: Die Welt (in German)

Rising political tension between North and South Korea could force the abandonment of the latter's inaugural grand prix at Yeongam in October. Full story: Speedtv.com

McLaren's chief engineer Tim Goss believes the British team are close to matching Red Bull's qualifying pace. Full story: Autosport.com

Robert Kubica's manager suggests the Pole could stay at Renault for the 2011, despite reported interest from Ferrari. "Right now, we do not need any interest in Robert except from within his own team," said Daniele Morelli.
Full story: ESPNF1.com

Lotus head Mike Gascoyne says the Malaysian team will introduce a special low downforce package specifically designed for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the Canadian Grand Prix. Full story: GPUpdate.com Seven-time Canadian Grand Prix winner Michael Schumacher hopes for a repeat of his previous successes in Montreal following his best result of the season in Turkey. Full story: ESPNF1.com

Meanwhile, Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi believes his lack of experience on the Montreal circuit will not be a hindrance next week. "I don't even know it from the simulator and so have to learn it in free practice, but I don't see it as a problem. " he said.
Full story: GPUpdate.net

Virgin driver Timo Glock has agreed to choose a recipe sent by a Twitter follower, cook the meal, post pictures of the final result online before consuming his hard work with his girlfriend Isabell. Full story: Twitter - Timo Glock

This column will be updated throughout the day.



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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
03 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
02 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
01 Jun 10 |  Formula 1


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