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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton visited the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Sunday

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is confident British driver Lewis Hamilton will not leave the team next season following recent speculation linking him with rivals Red Bull.
Full story: the Independent

Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button will be fully fit for this weekend's British Grand Prix despite a minor jet-ski injury forcing him to abandon plans to run in a 2008 Formula 1 McLaren at Goodwood on Saturday.
Full story: autosport.com

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dealt Lewis Hamilton a bitter blow ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix by declaring runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel the best driver in the sport.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Ecclestone has threatened to sue motorsport's governing body, the FIA, over its plan to introduce a more fuel-efficient engine in 2014.
Full story: The Independent

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed the decision to switch to V6 turbo engines in 2014. "The choice of having a V6 turbo engine as from 2014 is the right one and I am pleased to note that common sense prevailed," he said. "It shows we are working together without pointless counter-proposals or diktat, if it leads to the best outcome for the good of this sport."
Full story: Ferrari

"Morning all, the British GP week begins. Can't wait to get out on track. Big week ahead of me. Preparation starts tomorrow with a visit to Force India and Mercedes HP engine department."
Force India driver Paul di Resta on Twitter

Rubens Barrichello's five-year-old son is starting his own motor racing career by go karting - and the Williams driver has tweeted a video of his offspring driving, saying there is 'nothing like' watching him in action.
Rubens Barrichello's Twitter account

Sir Stirling Moss believes Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is now the fastest driver in Formula 1, but says that of the current crop of drivers, he identifies most with Lewis Hamilton.
Full story: The Telegraph

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see also
Sunday's F1 gossip column
03 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
Saturday's F1 gossip column
02 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
Friday's F1 gossip column
01 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
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


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