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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Jenson Button will visit the McLaren headquarters in Woking on Wednesday to find out what updates the team are planning to bring to the British Grand Prix on 10 July. Button said: "We have to push and hope we get a lot of improvements for the next race. I'll be going around and seeing what we have." (Press Association)

Red Bull driver Mark Webber at Wimbledon
Webber unwound after the European GP with a seat in the royal box at Wimbledon

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner hopes Mark Webber can keep up the momentum after the Australian finished third at the European Grand Prix. Horner added: "It was Mark's best race of the season in terms of his performance on the tyres."
Full story: Autosport

Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert believes Mark Webber's inability to beat his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel is hurting the 2011 championship.
Full story: The National

Webber has been spending his time off after the race in Valencia at Wimbledon. He writes on his Twitter pager: "I just had a super day/evening at SW19. How easy do they all make it look huh? Nadal works the ball incredibly hard,moves around well too."
Full story: Red Bull driver Mark Webber on Twitter

Williams have strengthened their technical department by appointing Jason Somerville - who used to work for the team until 1999 - as head of aerodynamics and ex-McLaren man Mark Gillan as chief operations engineer. Technical director Sam Michael and chief aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson are leaving the team at the end of the season after resigning.
Full story: Williams F1 team

Ferrari say they cannot wave a "magic wand" over the car to make it capable of catching the pacesetting Red Bull at the next race in Britain. "The Scuderia will bring a few updates of an aerodynamic nature to England, but it would be unrealistic to expect these to overturn the current rankings," the team said.
Full story: Ferrari F1 team

Team Lotus driver Jarno Trulli says the sport has become less exciting because more cars are able to finish a race thanks to improved reliability.
Full story: Repubblica (in Italian)



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Monday's F1 gossip column
27 Jun 11 |  Formula 1


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