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Wednesday's F1 gossip column

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

Red Bull driver Mark Webber

Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore believes Mark Webber will win this year's world championship, following his victory in Hungary on Sunday.
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Lewis Hamilton says F1's summer break has come at just the the right time for McLaren: "With the championship so closely balanced, this is the perfect time for a break. In effect, we'll resume the season as if it's the start of the year again: with everything to play for."
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The superior all-round aerodynamics of the Red Bull cars means they will not be affected by the FIA's enhanced testing on flexible front wings.
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Mark Webber has called for all engines to be made equal in Formula 1 and defended his team's flexible front wing. He said Red Bull had to push the aerodynamic boundaries to make up for the Renault V8's relative lack of power compared to McLaren and Ferrari.
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Mercedes competition director Norbert Haug has complained about F1's cost-reducing two-week summer break. He stated: "This is actually a forced vacation, particularly when you're in a catching-up phase, you do not want to be interrupted."
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Cosworth general manager Mark Gallagher has been delighted by the company's return to F1 after a three-year sabbatical. Cosworth have not had any engine failures, despite supplying eight out of the 24 cars on the grid. The company also had an all-car finish for the first time this year in Hungary.
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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
03 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
02 Aug 10 |  Formula 1

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