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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
Webber requested talks with Red Bull after a difficult weekend

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he has not yet had clear-the-air talks with Mark Webber after the team took the new front wing off his car and gave it to team-mate Sebastian Vettel ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

But Horner says he did regret not talking to Webber before the decision to shift the wing was made. Horner added that both Webber and Vettel were in good spirits and had been singing together at the team's post-race party on Sunday.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph

Bernie Ecclestone reckons Michael Schumacher could quit at the end of the year unless his performances for Mercedes improve.
Full story: City AM

Lewis Hamilton says he did not expect to be leading the championship after the first 10 races of the season and hopes McLaren can get their full update package - including the exhaust blown diffuser - working so they can match Red Bull for pace in the coming races. (Press Association)

Red Bull need to have a frank discussion between their drivers and management so they can stop 'shooting themselves in the foot,' according to Mercedes chief executive Nick Fry.
Full story: Autosport

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug heightened speculation over Schumacher's future by saying he has been in touch with 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn quit F1 to race rally cars but Haug says he hopes Raikkonen decides to make a return to F1.
Full story: grandprix.com

Rubens Barrichello says he wants to be winning races with Williams in 2011, adding he is not talking to any other teams about a contract for next season.
Full story: motorspot-ackuell.com (in German)



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