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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.

Jenson Button drives his McLaren in Russia
Button burns rubber in the streets of Moscow in his McLaren

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has issued a rallying call to his team. He told employees of the Italian marque: "Anyone who does not believe that we can win the world championship would do better looking for another job."
Full story: Ferrari.com

Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy will take part in first practice in Hockenheim for Lotus in place of either Jarno Trulli or Heikki Kovalainen.
Full story: Lotus Racing

Mark Webber has warned his rivalry with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel could get even more intense. The Australian said: "If we're both still racing at the front, things could become more tense between us." He also added that he wished he had not made his views so public when Red Bull took the front wing from his car and put it on Vettel's at the British race weekend.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Mercedes chief Norbert Haug says Michael Schumacher will concentrate on improving his results this season but will go for the title in 2011.
Full story: speedtv.com

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has joined forces with Italian race team Durango to submit an entry for the 13th slot on the grid next season, according to Durango team owner Ivone Pinton.
Full story: 422race.com (in Italian)

Jenson Button reckons it would be a good idea to hold a grand prix in Moscow after he drove a McLaren round the Kremlin in a demonstration event last weekend. Moscow officials hope to bring the race to Russia by 2012.
Full story: Reuters

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel took his F1 car for a spin through his mountainous hometown of Heppenheim in Germany on Sunday. The 23-year-old is targeting a win at this weekend's German Grand Prix but says of the race: "Unfortunately I have to share it with five other Germans."
Full story: sebastianvettel.com (in German)

Virgin technical director Nick Wirth is hopeful that Timo Glock will take up the year remaining on his contract and stay with the rookie team in 2011 despite rumours that Renault are interested in the German.
Full story: autosport.com

There were reports that Bernie Ecclestone wants to axe the Monaco Grand Prix. This is not a credible suggestion. He is probably in negotiation for a new contract with the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) and wants to increase the fees paid by the Monegasques.
Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix blog



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