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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.

Renault boss Eric Boullier has dismissed Vitaly Petrov's claim that fellow driver Robert Kubica gave him little help in his debut season. "If he wants to deliver he has to do it by himself and not expect people to give him things for free," said Boullier.
Full story: Planet F1

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes that getting to grips with tyre supplier Pirelli's return to Formula 1 will be crucial if his team are to set the early championship pace.
Full story: GP Update

Red Bull's Mark Webber hopes there will be no repeat of the rift that developed between his and team-mate Sebastian Vettel's garage last season.
Full story: ESPN F1

Renault chairman Gerard Lopez is unconcerned by suggestions that the new black and gold look of his cars could fall foul of a ban on tobacco advertising. The team, which is backed by road car manufacturer Group Lotus, has adopted the same colours that Lotus used in the 1970s and 80s when linked to a British cigarette brand.
Full story: the Independent

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