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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa had an incident-packed Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari will bring a modified version of their new front wing to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following the severe flexing Felipe Massa's wing suffered during the Indian Grand Prix.
Full story: Ferrari

Team principals are adamant that the Formula 1 Teams' Association (Fota) does have an important role to play in the sport, ahead of crunch talks in Abu Dhabi this weekend that could decide its future.
Full story: Autosport

Team Lotus have announced that Steve Nielsen will join the squad as sporting director next month. Nielsen, who carried out the same role for Renault, has worked for Tyrrell, Arrows and Benetton and leaves the Enstone-based squad after more than 10 years of service.
Full story: Team Lotus

Meanwhile, Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes believes his team now have the platform to help them build a better future following the announcement of the change of name to Caterham for next season.
Full story: Team Lotus

Red Bull and Mercedes have proved to be the quickest teams at a standard tyre-changing pit-stop this season.
Full story: Mercedes

Renault Sport F1, the Formula 1 division of Renault, has announced that Jean-Michel Jalinier will become its president from January 1 2012, replacing Bernard Rey who is leaving the company.
Full story: Joe Saward's grand prix blog

Renault's Bruno Senna is hopeful of scoring points in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite admitting his car "does not seem to like slow corners that much."
Full story: Renault

GP3 race winner Lewis Williamson has tested for McLaren at Silverstone as part of his prize for winning last year's McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. The Scot, 21, completed 15 laps in damp conditions using the same chassis that Lewis Hamilton used to win the 2008 British Grand Prix.
Full story: Autosport

Californian Michael Lewis will test a 2009 Ferrari at Vallelunga, Spain on 15 November as his prize for being the top rookie in the Italian F3 Championship.
Full story: Adam Cooper's F1 blog

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see also
Monday's F1 gossip column
07 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Friday's F1 gossip column
04 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Thursday's F1 gossip column
03 Nov 11 |  Formula 1

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