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Thursday's F1 gossip column

BBC Sport brings you a regular round-up of the gossip in newspapers and on specialist websites around the world.

Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey does not want team orders to get involved in the finale to the season that could see either of the team's drivers crowned world champion. Newey said of the battle for supremacy between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber: "It is a drivers' championship and that means there shouldn't be team orders." However, he also said: "If one of our drivers is out of it, then I hope he would be magnanimous to help the other."
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Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina venue can stay on the F1 calendar "for ever", according to F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
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After rain affected the previous three Grands Prix, the drivers could be forgiven for thinking they would be basking in sunshine in Abu Dhabi for the final weekend of the season. But the rain appears to have followed the F1 teams to the desert with light showers falling on Tuesday and Wednesday - so rare is precipitation in that part of the world that it made the local news. More rain is forecast over the weekend, although race day looks sunny.
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Daniel Ricciardo will test for Red Bull in the sessions for young drivers at Abu Dhabi next week. The Australian, who is their test and reserve driver, also drove for them in last year's test.
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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
10 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
09 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Monday's F1 gossip column
08 Nov 10 |  Gossip

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