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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Mark Webber
Webber says he would rather see team orders openly used rather than through other hidden methods

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


Mark Webber insists Fernando Alonso was a deserving winner of the German Grand Prix and Ferrari were correct to implement team orders, despite Red Bull boss Christian Horner criticising the move. "It's happened so many times since '02," the Australian said. "For the victory it's a different thing, but the people who think it's the first time it's happened are absolutely dreaming."
Full story: Autosport.com

Former Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello, who infamously allowed Michael Schumacher to pass at the Austrian Grand Prix in 2002 - an incident which saw the introduction of rule 39.1 banning team orders, says he is mystified by the Italian team's behaviour.
Full story: Formula1.com

Jenson Button says there is more to come from McLaren's blown diffuser update, used for the first time at the German Grand Prix last weekend, at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Full story: Speedtv.com

The defending world champion admits he is far happier now his relationship with model Jessica Michibata is back on track.
Full story: GP Update.net

Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi and Jamie Alguersuari believe the high downforce Hungaroring circuit will benefit the STR5 in their quest for points this weekend.
Full story: Autosport.com

Force India will test their version of the blown diffuser on Adrian Sutil's car for Friday's free practice session in Budapest.
Full story: Autosport.com

Qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix could be hit by rain with showers forecast for Saturday. However, the race on Sunday should be rain-free with temperatures predicted to hit up to 29 degrees.
Full story: BBC Weather

Brazilian Lucas di Grassi is optimistic his Virgin team can outperform Lotus this weekend.
Full story: Planetf1.com

Felipe Massa was told three times to let Fernando Alonso through at the German Grand Prix before finally moving over.
Full story: Auto Motor und Sport

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Thursday's F1 gossip column
29 Jul 10 |  Formula 1


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