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Button has been on the receiving end of jokes despite finishing fourth

McLaren driver Jenson Button's mistaken stop in front of the Red Bull pit crew during the Chinese Grand Prix has provided plenty of amusement in the Formula 1 paddock. "He is obviously so eager to drive for Red Bull that he wanted to stop there," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Full story: Daily Telegraph

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel joked that he was ready to retaliate by dropping in on McLaren for his fresh set of tyres. Full story: Daily Star

A reshuffle of senior management at Williams could be in the offing after technical director Sam Michael suggested he would step down if such a move would turn around the team's fortunes. Full story:

After Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado finished out of the points in Shanghai, Williams have made their worst start to a season since 1979. Full story: F1 Fanatic

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has also demanded more from his team after an underwhelming start to 2011. "This cannot and must not be the team's level," he said. Full story:

Driver Felipe Massa believes Ferrari's strategy of stopping twice, instead of three times, in Shanghai was a mistake. Full story: Planet F1

But Red Bull boss Christian Horner has defended his own team's two-stop strategy."It was not a disaster but it was a gamble that didn't quite pay off," he explained.Full story:

Massa's team-mate Fernando Alonso has given a downbeat assessment of Ferrari's chances of closing the gap on McLaren and Red Bull in the three weeks before the Turkish Grand Prix.Full story: AS (in Spanish)

Toro Rosso have been punished with a 10,000 euro (£8,800) fine after allowing Jaime Alguersuari to exit the pits with a loose right rear wheel at the end of lap nine of Sunday's race. The Spaniard retired when the wheel came off his car at turn two of the following lap. Full story: GP Update

McLaren boss and Formula One Teams Association chairman Martin Whitmarsh has called on the sport to work harder to win over local fans when it travels to circuits in new markets such as China and Turkey. (Press Association)

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