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Jenson Button faces the media at the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
Button faced the media after an attempted car-jacking in Brazil last season.

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Mercedes boss Ross Brawn has not ruled out a new deal for Michael Schumacher in 2013. "It all depends on 2012," said Brawn. "Midway through next season we'll take a collective decision. I'm very calm. We have plans at the moment and I really don't believe he's thinking of going elsewhere."
Full story: autosport.com

Former McLaren team manager Dave Ryan is attending the Brazilian Grand Prix with the Renault team in the role of a consultant. It is unclear whether Ryan, who was sacked by McLaren in 2009 after 30 years' service after he and Lewis Hamilton were found guilty of misleading race stewards following the Australian Grand Prix, will take on a more permanent position at Renault.
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McLaren driver Jenson Button returns to Sao Paulo this weekend without any fear despite memories still fresh of being held up at gunpoint a year ago. "We have more security this year," said Button. "I think every driver you see will have a police escort, and they should do. It's a tough one because it's such a good grand prix. I love racing at Sao Paulo."
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Felipe Massa says he has told his Brazilian friend, and Williams driver, Rubens Barrichello to quit Formula 1 and say goodbye at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Barrichello's seat at Williams is under threat but the 39-year-old wants to continue driving. But Massa said: "I told him to quit and to use this last race to have a proper ending. But I know he will do what he thinks is the best for him."
Full story: totalrace.com (in Portuguese)

BBC commentator and former F1 driver Martin Brundle will race in next year's 24-hour race at Le Mans alongside his son Alex. The Brundles will share driving duties in the Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport LMP2 prototype. "Class victory in front of the fanatical Le Mans spectators is the goal," said Brundle Sr.
Full story: Nissan

HRT are making progress on their plans to move their headquarters to Spain, according to the Spanish team's chief executive Saul Ruiz de Marcos. He also revealed the team aim to announce their second driver before the end of the year but conceded that getting the 2012 car ready for pre-season testing means they must "work hard against the clock."
Full story: HRT

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
22 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
21 Nov 11 |  Formula 1


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FROM OTHER SPORT SITES
Sky Sports The crowning glory - 14 hrs ago
ZeeNews.com Barrichello reluctant to say farewell - 36 hrs ago
IBNLive India News Button expects tight security for Brazilian GP - 44 hrs ago
Crash.net Button unworried about Sao Paulo safety - 45 hrs ago
AOL UK NO FEAR FOR JENSON BUTTON - 51 hrs ago


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