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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Robert Kubica
Kubica has been out of action since getting injured in a rally crash in February

Poland's Robert Kubica underwent one last scheduled operation in Italy on Sunday as he continues his recovery from the injuries sustained in a rallying accident. Surgeons said the operation was "a total success" and the 26-year-old will now rest in hospital for a few days before continuing his rehabilitation and training programme.
Full story: Renault

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has refused to write off the 2011 campaign as a lost cause, despite Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's victory at Spa-Francorchamps having appeared to all but kill off the battle for the world title.
Full story: Autosport

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says the harder compound tyres are still the Italian team's biggest weakness. Spain's Fernando Alonso was running second in the closing stages of the Belgian Grand Prix, but dropped down to fourth when running the more durable rubber.
Full story: Adam Cooper's F1 blog

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado was delighted to score his first point in Formula 1 after finishing 10th in the Belgian Grand Prix. The 26-year-old became his country's first driver to finish in the points since Johnny Cecotto in 1983.
Full story: Williams

Virgin Racing's Jerome d'Ambrosio said he was pleased with his performance in front of his home fans at Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian recorded his 10th straight race finish when he crossed the line in 17th, one place ahead of his team-mate Timo Glock.
Full story: Virgin Racing

Following his third place finish in Belgium, McLaren driver Jenson Button has headed back to the UK to put on an F1 car through its paces on the streets of Manchester: "Getting ready to put on a show here in Manchester! Driving the F1 car down Deansgate which is pretty crazy oh and also the MP4-12C."
Full story: Jenson Button on Twitter

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see also
Sunday's F1 gossip column
28 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Saturday's F1 gossip column
27 Aug 11 |  Formula 1


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