Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media
The Williams team, looking to overturn their worst-ever start to a season, have some new additions available for next Sunday's Turkish GP. The seven-time F1 champions, without a point after three races, are ready to unveil new rear and front wings plus a brake duct. Full story: The Observer
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Robert Murdoch's News Corporation would be blocked from buying Formula 1. Ecclestone said: "I'm sure the European Commission wouldn't let it go through because our agreement with them was to keep F1 on free-to-air television." Full story: The Independent on Sunday
The average annual team budget has dramatically decreased from £185m in 2009 to £100m in 2011. Ferrari aim to spend £176m this year, the highest of all the teams, while Hispania's budget is the lowest, at a mere £30m. Full story: Full story: Motorsport.com
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has clarified his position at Red Bull amid continuing speculation that he could one day move to Ferrari. The German said: "It would be an honour for me to have my name on the list of Ferrari drivers. But that doesn't mean I want to go there now - I'm happy where I am and this is why I've renewed for a couple of seasons." Full story: PlanetF1.com
Pirelli's Paul Hembery believes tyre strategy will remain a vital part of the 2011 season. The tyre manufacturer's motorsport director added: "We came into F1 as a company because we wanted to make an active contribution that benefited the sport, and I believe so far we have succeeded." Full story: etyres.com
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