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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Sebastian Vettel
Vettel comes into Silverstone as runaway championship leader

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is looking forward to the British Grand Prix because of the fairness of the British fans. "They support their own people of course, but they really know so much about our sport and are really fair when it's about acknowledging performance and achievement," said the Red Bull driver.
Full story: Formula1.com

Red Bull head of race engineering Paul Monaghan says it is "a matter of time" before Mark Webber closes the gap on team-mate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel. "I'm sure Mark will sort Sebastian out at some point this year, and he probably can't wait to do it at Silverstone," he said.
Full story: planetf1.com

Prince Harry will present the winner's trophy at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend.
Full story: Daily Mirror

World Rally championship driver Ken Block's plans to test the Pirelli Formula 1 car in August have come unstuck as the Canadian driver's legs are so long he cannot move the steering wheel.
Full story: Autosport

The World Motorsport Council has approved plans by F1 teams to replace V4 turbo engines with a V6 set-up for the 2014 season.
Full story: espnf1.com

Toro Rosso technical director Giorgio Ascanelli says the team will soon be concentrating on developing their 2012 car.
Full story: PlanetF1.com

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says F1 needs to "conquer America". "There's obviously NASCAR in the south-east corner, but I think they could really get F1 if we go there, explain, promote and market our sport," he said.
Full story: F1fanatic.co.uk

Nico Rosberg says he is happy to stay with Mercedes provided they can offer him a more competitive car.
Full story: Autosport

Renault technical director James Allison says he fears their cars could suffer more than their rivals when the off-throttle diffuser ban is brought into force at the British Grand Prix.
Full story: espnf1.com

Veteran Williams driver Rubens Barrichello says he wants to stay at the team beyond the end of this season. "Next year it's got to be a big improvement, it's got to be a big thing, and I want to be part of it as I have been for the last two years," said the Brazilian.
Full story: ITV.com

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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
30 Jun 11 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
29 Jun 11 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
28 Jun 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
27 Jun 11 |  Formula 1


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