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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Jenson Button
Button lies fifth in the drivers' championship, 100 points off the lead

Jenson Button was feeling "a little delicate" on Monday morning following the celebrations after his Hungarian GP win. But he says he is "embracing it as I'm heading to Hawaii with my lovely lady", girlfriend Jessica Michibata.
Jenson Button on Twitter

Button was not surprised that McLaren allowed him to race team-mate Lewis Hamilton for the lead at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He said: "If they had said back off and sit behind your team-mate, it wouldn't have happened."
The Times (subscription required)

McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale admitted that a lack of team orders proved to be the right decision. He said: "You have to let them go sometimes."
The Sun

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said he expects Mark Webber to stay with the team next season and will sit down with the Australian "in the next few weeks" to thrash out a deal.
(Press Association)

Renault engineer Alan Permane blamed the fire which ended Nick Heidfeld's race in dramatic fashion on the car being "sat at high revs for a long time".
The Independent

Ferrari engineers will be working flat out before starting their two-week break at the weekend, with the Scuderia still confident of challenging Sebastian Vettel for the title.
Ferrari website

Fernando Alonso has returned to Spain for a break but will take part in an event for journalists next week.
Ferrari website

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see also
Sunday's F1 gossip column
31 Jul 11 |  Formula 1
Saturday's F1 gossip column
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