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Monday's F1 gossip column

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


Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa on the podium after finishing second at Hockenheim

Ferrari could be banned from Formula 1 after Felipe Massa appeared to follow team orders in allowing team-mate Fernando Alonso to pass him and claim victory in Sunday's German Grand Prix. The team, which has already been fined $100,000, has been summoned to a World Motorsport Council hearing, likely to be held in August.
Full story: The Daily Mail

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh plans to hold private talks with Ferrari to give his views on the scandal. Declining to comment directly on the rival team's actions, Whitmarsh said McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button would remain free to race against each other. "Ferrari were quick and we did what we could - and they raced how they raced. That was not a new approach from Ferrari, was it?" he added.
Full story: Autosport.com

If a racer is prepared to risk his health he is also entitled to benefit from the best of his performances. Massa looked like a man who had raced for no better reward than public betrayal.
Full story: The Independent

Massa believed he could win and if the decision to take victory away from him without the opportunity of a fair fight met howls of outrage from fans around the world, there were shrugged shoulders in the paddock from the sport's world-weary followers, who have seen this happens more times than they care to remember.
Full Story: The Times

No real fan can be proud of a sport that allows things like the Ferrari switch at Hockenheim. It compounded the widely-held belief that F1 is a business rather than a sport.
Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix blog

Hamilton and Button are growing increasingly frustrated by their engineers and mechanics after seeing their cars easily outpaced by the Ferraris and Red Bulls at Hockenheim.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph

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Sunday's F1 gossip column
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