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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Mark Webber
Webber lies second in the championship, 85 points behind team-mate Vettel

Australia's Mark Webber has written off Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel's chances of reasserting his dominance this season, saying: "In terms of having five, six or seven wins on the bounce, that's over. That is not going to happen. I think it will be more spread out."
Full story: Autosport

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton says he doubts he will be able to tackle the high-speed Blanchimont corner using his DRS overtaking aid at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix as he will sacrifice too much downforce to make the exit.
Full story: ESPN F1

Heikki Kovalainen says that Team Lotus must focus on improving its reliability record in the final eight races of the season, not only for success this year but also to ensure that it's ready to take a step forward next year.
Full story: Autosport

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg spent his summer vacation in Ibiza, training on the bike and partying with friends.
Full story: Formula 1

Former Formula 1, Le Mans 24 hours and British Touring Car driver Derek Warwick has been elected as the new president of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), replacing 1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill who stepped down from the role after five years in office.

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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
25 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
24 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
23 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
22 Aug 11 |  Formula 1

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