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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.

Narain Karthikeyan (left) and Vitantonio Liuzzi
Karthikeyan and Liuzzi are divided over their chances in Malaysia

Hispania driver Vitantonio Liuzzi says Malaysia's Grand Prix circuit at Sepang is the worst for the 107% qualifying rule, which led to his team's cars being disqualified from the starting grid for the opening race of the season in Melbourne.
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But team-mate Narain Karthikeyan is confident they will get things right and be on the starting grid for the race on 10 April. Full story:

Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi says he needs to have a talk with team-mate Jaime Alguersuari after their cars came into contact on the first corner at Melbourne. "It's not the first time it has happened, so I think we will be having a chat about it," he said.
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Mercedes team chief Ross Brawn says handling problems were to blame for their disappointing performance at the Melbourne Grand Prix.
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Formula One Teams Association chief Martin Whitmarsh says he is not a fan of Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to have fake rain in races, stating that there should be a clear dividing line between sport and entertainment.
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McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has rebuilt his relationship with his father Anthony, who used to be his manager, and says they now get on better than ever because they do not have to deal with business matters together.
Full story: the Sun

McLaren reserve driver Pedro de la Rosa is to return to testing duties for Pirelli in Turkey this weekend.
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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
29 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
28 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Friday's F1 gossip column
25 Mar 11 |  Formula 1

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