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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Mark Webber
Webber lost out to team-mate Vettel in the title decider in Abu Dhabi last year

Australian driver Mark Webber has admitted that last season was his best chance to win the World Championship but insists he will be a much stronger competitor in 2012 after struggling this year.
Full story: Yahoo News Singapore

Webber on Twitter: "I'm hearing about a misquote about my plans to fight for the title next year, always possible to miss/add a few words for a good story."
Full story: Mark Webber on Twitter

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has played down the comment from his race engineer Rob Smedley asking him to 'destroy' Lewis Hamilton's race during the Singapore Grand Prix. The Brazilian says he doesn't recall the comment and it had nothing to do with the subsequent collision between the two drivers.
Full story: Ferrari

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone expects the upcoming Indian Grand Prix to run without a hitch despite concerns over security following a bomb explosion in Delhi last month.
Full story: DNA India

Sebastien Buemi is the latest driver to dream up his fantasy F1 options. The Toro Rosso driver would love to have a race in his home country of Switzerland, choose Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel as his lead driver if he was team boss and add a swimming pool to his team's motorhome.
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F1 teams are set to be asked once again to approve a tweak to next year's tyre regulations, so Italian manufacturer Pirelli do not have to take wasted sets of rubber to every race.
Full story: Autosport

World champion Alan Jones, who won the title in 1980, will be the driver representative on the stewards panel for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.
Full story: GP Update

Virgin Racing driver Timo Glock has arrived in Japan to find some rather disappointing weather. "Nice workout session!! Unfortunately lots of rain here so no chance for biking up to mount Fuji."
Full story: Timo Glock on Twitter

Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen is feeling under the weather having arrived in Tokyo. "Not feeling great today, like getting a flu, donno if still jet lag or what, need to keep an eye on it. Raining in Tokyo."
Full story: Heikki Kovalainen on Twitter

Construction work has resumed at the Circuit of the Americas, the venue for next year's United States Grand Prix, after several weeks of delays.
Full story: American Statesman

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
04 Oct 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
03 Oct 11 |  Formula 1

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