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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.


Former F1 driver Jean Alesi says it is "not true" that Red Bull will not use team orders to win the title if they need them. "They are trapped because of the way they have discussed it," he said. "They have tried to say they are clean and they don't do it, but that is misinformation. It is not true. They will definitely use it."
Full story: The Abu Dhabi National

Former FIA president Max Mosley says there is "no doubt that this championship will be devalued if Alonso wins and the points obtained by breaking the rules on team orders define the final result". (The Times)

If Fernando Alonso prevails on Sunday by seven points or fewer, the knives will come out for the Spaniard and his team. It would be a shame indeed were that to be the case. Alonso has driven brilliantly since mid-season.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have been given the blessing of Bernie Ecclestone to use team orders to defeat Fernando Alonso in the title showdown - as long as it is not done Ferrari-style.
Full story: Daily Express

Williams Adam Parr says new finance is in place for 2011 after replacing all outgoing sponsors. No word on drivers.
BBC F1 commentator Jonathan Legard on Twitter

Australian Grand Prix promoters have managed to secure a fresh title sponsorship deal with national airline Qantas, despite the uncertainty over next year's event taking place.
Full story: Autosport.com

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Friday's F1 gossip column
12 Nov 10 |  Formula 1


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