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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Red Bull demonstrate a 'pit stop' with Big Ben in the background
Red Bull demonstrate a 'pit stop' with Big Ben in the background

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


Red Bull's Mark Webber showed he is fully fit after his horror crash in Valencia last Sunday by pulling up his F1 car outside London's Houses of Parliament at 0600 BST, where his team demonstrated a 'pit stop'.

Onlookers witnessed the team complete their practice stop in 3.2 seconds as they warm up for the British GP which takes place at Silverstone between 9-11 July.

Following the crash, Webber's former team-mate David Coulthard has called for a cap on the top speeds of F1 cars.
Full story: theage.com.au

Jenson Button has said he is determined to win the British Grand Prix before the end of his career and believes he has a great opportunity at Silverstone a week on Sunday.
Full story: Sportinglife.com

However, Button will have to fend off competition from team-mate Lewis Hamilton who says he would love to win the British Grand Prix for a second time.
Full story: autotrader.co.uk

FOTA chairman and McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes more money needs to be reinvested into the sport to make improvements and increase the thrill factor.
Full story: ITV.com

And Whitmarsh has also praised the FIA for distancing themselves from the controversies surrounding last week's European Grand Prix.
Full story: supersport.com

The FIA will hold a meeting with Formula 1 teams to discuss safety car issues next Wednesday ahead of the race at Silverstone.
Full story: speedtv.com

Nico Rosberg has branded his 2010 Mercedes car a "disaster" after his failure to secure any points last weekend and says he is "angry" with the situation.
Full story: motorsport.com

Michelin tyres will not return to the F1 paddock next season as the company was snubbed after asking for rule changes which would benefit the environment.
Full story: motorsport.com

The French Grand Prix may be part of the Formula 1 calendar next season as circuit chairman Serge Saulnier seeks a return to racing at Magny Cours following a two-year absence.
Full story: formula-1.updatesport.com

Leading Formula 1 figures say the time is now right to relax the testing restrictions to give young drivers more of a chance to build experience.
Full story: ITV.com

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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
01 Jul 10 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
30 Jun 10 |  Formula 1


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