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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone believes any move to run Formula 1 cars on electric power in the pitlane could result in "people being killed" The Express

Ecclestone is not happy at having to move next year's Bahrain Grand Prix from March to November. He said: "They didn't want it up the front so I've had to screw the whole calendar up."
The Financial Times (subscription required)

HRT driver Daniel Ricciardo may have just started his F1 career but has already set his sights on becoming a future world champion

Virgin Racing sporting director Graeme Lowdon believes the growing frustration within the team has finally been eradicated and "people can see there is a very credible future plan" (The Press Association)

Merecedes boss Ross Brawn believes his team has "reduced the gap" to the front runners but need another six months of development to compete.

Rubens Barrichello has hinted that he may not stay with Williams next season as he says "the team is shrouded in uncertainty".
Corriere Dello Sport

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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
04 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
03 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
02 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
01 Aug 11 |  Formula 1

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