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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Jenson Button will compete in his 200th Grand Prix on Sunday, in Hungary, the site of his first GP victory five years ago. He says: "I don't feel a day older than when I made my debut back in 2000."
McLaren website

Meanwhile, McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton says the race "can't come soon enough." The race winner in Germany said: "The team performed brilliantly last weekend and I want to maintain that momentum at the Hungaroring."
McLaren website

Ferrari blamed a new specification of wheel nut for Felipe Massa losing time during his final stop in the German Grand Prix. Head of track operations Diego Ioverno said: "We lost the connection between the wheel nut and wheel nut gun, which cost us around one and a half seconds. So we have more work to do on perfecting it."

The FIA has announced that there will be just one DRS zone at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. The tight and twisty nature of the Hungaroring means only one zone is possible, and it has been placed on the start-finish straight.

Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes expects the returning Jarno Trulli to find his form this weekend after he was dropped for the race in Germany. Fernandes said: "It will be good to see him back in the pack and I am sure he will be pushing harder than ever."
Team Lotus website

Force India boss Vijay Mallya reveals he will not decide on his drivers for next season until December. He said: "It is way too early. I will announce my driver line-up around December 15th. Not before that."

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
26 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
25 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
Sunday's F1 gossip column
24 Jul 11 |  Formula 1

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