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Monday's F1 gossip column

Vitaly Petrov is taken to an ambulance
Vitaly Petrov's crash forced the Monaco Grand Prix to be temporarily stopped

Lewis Hamilton's Monaco Grand Prix display was unbecoming of an ex-Formula One champion, says Pastor Maldonado after a crash deprived the Venezuelan rookie of his first points for Williams.
Full story: Reuters

Pirelli wants Formula 1 teams to be prevented from changing tyres if a race is stopped by a red flag. The tyre manufacturer said Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix was robbed of a thrilling climax after a stoppage caused by Vitaly Petrov's accident allowed the front three drivers Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button to change rubber. This effectively turned the result into a foregone conclusion, with the top three cruising to the chequered flag in a procession.
Full story: Autosport

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner does not believe Sebastian Vettel has all but sewn up the F1 title after winning five of the first six races. "Things can change very, very quickly," said Horner. "He has got himself into a great position, and he is seven points off a maximum score, but as we have seen in the last two weeks he has been pushed all the way by different competitors."
Full story: Autosport

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes extending the Formula 1 calendar until mid-December to accommodate a rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix would be "unacceptable" because of the strain it would put on teams' staff, who have been working flat out since January.
Full story: (in German)

Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi is currently homeless after moving out of his Paris flat. "I have no base at the moment except for a big suitcase," he stated. "At the moment I'm going from hotel to hotel. I'm always on the move anyway."
Full story: ESPN F1

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see also
Sunday's F1 gossip column
29 May 11 |  Formula 1
Saturday's F1 gossip column
28 May 11 |  Formula One
F1 on the BBC
01 Dec 11 |  Formula 1

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