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Monday's F1 gossip column and rumours from international media

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


Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says the team will consider whether to impose team tactics between it's two drivers and ask Sebastian Vettel to support Mark Webber's title challenge for the final two races of the season.
Full story: autosport.com

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, who has been linked with a drive at Williams in 2011 replacing Nico Hulkenberg, will take part in the post-season Abu Dhabi tyre test for the team, along with Formula 2 champion Dean Stoneman. Full story: WilliamsF1

Sauber team owner Peter Sauber has denounced members of the Ferrari and McLaren teams for displaying "unsporting" behaviour during Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. He said he was upset to see members of the rival teams celebrating when Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel retired from the race. Sauber told Swiss newspaper Blick: "They were scenes that didn't please me at all. Very unsporting."
Full story: Blick (in German)

Organisers of the Korean Grand Prix have indicated they will support efforts to see a local team and driver on the Formula 1 grid. "This is something we really must have. A [Korean] team and a driver in Formula One," said Chung Yung-cho, chief executive of the race promoter KAVO.
(Full story: Reuters)

The mayor of Sao Paulo has played down fears that Brazil could lose its grand prix. The Interlagos circuit has a reputation for the worst facilities on the calendar.
Full story: motorsport.com

Lotus Racing are to expand their facility at Hingham, Norfolk for 2011 to include a dedicated wind-tunnel.
Full story: Official Formula 1 website

Reports in Austria suggest Hispania Racing reserve driver Christian Klien might get called up to replace Bruno Senna for the final two races of the season as the team chase prize money for a top 10 finish in the constructors' championship.
Full story: Kleine Zeitung newspaper (in German)

Williams driver Rubens Barrichello believes the rain-delayed Korean Grand Prix should not have been allowed to run its full distance due to poor visability.
Full story: autosport.com

Don't understand why Webber didn't hit the brakes. Was crazy (evidently) to roll back over the track.
Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg on Twitter

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he has already earmarked the popular Spa-Francorchamps venue as the most likely to be axed in Europe.
Full story: ESPN

Joan Villadelprat, owner of the Spanish Le Mans team Epsilon Euskadi says he has not given up hope of bringing his team into Formula 1. The Spaniard failed with an attempt to acquire the thirteenth and final team entry for 2011. Full story: Noticias de Gipuzkoa (in Spanish)

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see also
Sunday's F1 gossip column
24 Oct 10 |  Formula 1
Saturday's F1 gossip column
23 Oct 10 |  Formula 1


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