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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.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel says he will not change his approach to next week's Brazilian Grand Prix as he attempts to keep his title challenge alive. Vettel is 25 points behind Ferrari's championship leader Fernando Alonso but says: "The chance is a little bit better than just mathematical." (Autosport magazine)

Felipe Massa says Ferrari's chances of wrapping up both titles this season look 'much better' after he finished third behind team-mate Fernando Alonso in Korea, who also re-took the title lead.
Full story: Felipe Massa's blog on

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has wished Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone a happy 80th birthday, saying: "I have known Bernie since the start of the Seventies and we enjoyed some good sporting battles."
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The enigmatic Ecclestone is now ready to tell the story of his career in F1 and a biography is due to come out next March entitled No Angel - the Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone. (The Times).

Organisers of next week's Brazilian Grand Prix have improved the standards of safety at the Interlagos circuit. A protective 'softwall' has been introduced at the 'Subida dos Boxes' section before the pit straight to help cushion impact.
Full story: Globo Esporte (in Portuguese)

Jean Todt, president of motorsport's governing body the FIA, believes F1 has a strong future now it is beginning to emerge from the global economic crisis that resulted in car manufacturers Honda, Toyota and BMW quitting the sport. He also said the 12 teams contesting the sport was "a good number". (Press Association)

Red Bull driver Mark Webber has been pondering off-track issues on social networking site Twitter. He said: "Pretty slow day today, thinking quick haircut after five weeks on the road."
Full story: Red Bull driver Mark Webber on Twitter

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