Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

McLaren driver Jenson Button
Big smiles from Button at the thought of a three-day working week

McLaren driver Jenson Button is in good spirits as he gets back to work at McLaren headquarters. He reports on social networking site Twitter: "Beautiful morning here in Guernsey which is hopefully the start of a good day as I'm heading to the factory for some simulator work. Hope you've all had a wonderful Easter now it's time to get back to work but only for a couple of days before another long weekend!!" Jenson Button on Twitter

The holiday is also over for Mercedes as the team report they are already on their way to Turkey which hosts the next grand prix on 8 May. Mercedes say on Twitter: "Back to work today after Easter and the factory is busy preparing the cars for Turkey. The first of the trucks leaves the factory at noon..." Mercedes GP team on Twitter

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug is hopeful the team can build on their positive performance in China. Haug explains: "We now have a better understanding of the car. The most important thing is to find the key to unlock the speed."Autosport

Ferrari marked Felipe Massa's 30th birthday this week with some special messages from president Luca di Montezemolo, team boss Stefano Domenicali and team-mate Fernando Alonso. Domenicali joked: "A present? All of us are working flat out on it at Maranello, without pausing for breath, you know what I'm talking about…"Ferrari

Team Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne is confident a raft of major updates, including upgrades to the diffuser and rear end of the car, means the fledgling team can target its first points finish at the Barcelona Grand Prix.Team Lotus on YouTube

The track that will host the inaugural Indian Grand Prix later this year has been officially named the Buddh International Circuit. Organisers hope the circuit will be approved by the FIA by early August.Formula 1.com

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he may be willing to sell his stake in Queens Park Rangers football club for £100m but the club's former owner, and ex-Renault F1 chief, Flavio Briatore would have the first option on any sale.The Guardian

Hispania driver Narain Karthikeyan says small teams deserve their place on the F1 grid even if they are not fighting for the title. "Teams like these are equally important for F1," said Karthikeyan. "They provide the platform for younger drivers and for drivers like me who are coming back." Hindustan Times

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