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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert, who acted as the drivers' representative on the panel of stewards for the Indian Grand Prix, has defended the decision to penalise Ferrari's Felipe Massa for his coming-together with Lewis Hamilton. "The decision came down to one simple fact - it could have been avoided," he wrote.
Full story: the National

Renault have appointed Paul Seaby as team manager. Seaby steps up from his role of the team's engineering coordinator and replaces John Wickham who quit at the end of October.
Full story: Autosport

Auto GP champion Kevin Ceccon and Stefano Coletti will test for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi. Red Bull have already announced that Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne will test for them at the three-day test after the Grand Prix at Yas Marina.
Full story: Autosport

Team Lotus have announced that Alexander Rossi will get behind the wheel for them at the test event.
Full story: Team Lotus

Sauber technical director James Key says that the team have approaching their mechanical set-up in a new way to get more from their tyres during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Full story: ESPN F1

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


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