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Wednesday's F1 gossip column

Jean Todt
FIA president Jean Todt used to be the boss at Ferrari

FIA president Jean Todt faces a tough task to force through his plans for more fuel-efficient engines when the F1 Commission meets at Heathrow on Wednesday. Todt's proposals for greener cars were voted through by the World Motor Sport Council last year but are opposed by Bernie Ecclestone and three of the four F1 engine manufacturers.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Ahead of the meeting, Ecclestone has written to the F1 Commission arguing that last year's vote broke the rules of the governing body's own constitution.
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Vitaly Petrov says a closer relationship with his Renault team has helped improve his performance in this year's championship. "I feel like I am at home and they support me all the year. This is maybe why the results are here this year," said the Russian driver.
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Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa is once again in line to replace Sergio Perez if the Sauber driver is not 100% fit to drive in Sunday's European Grand Prix. De La Rosa stood in for Perez at the Canadian Grand Prix after the Mexican failed to fully recover from his crash at the Monaco GP a few weeks earlier.
Full story: Planet F1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists restrictions on engine mapping and off-throttle blown diffusers will not affect his team "any more or less" than any other. He was responding to suggestions the changes had been introduced to slow down Red Bull.
Full Story: Press Association

Ron Howard has been lined up to direct a silver screen F1 film called "Rush" about the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the 1970s.
Full story: Digital Spy

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
21 Jun 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
20 Jun 11 |  Formula 1

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