Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

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Mark Webber says he would consider joining a new team if he is released by Red Bull when his contract runs out at the end of the season. Team principal Christian Horner has said he would expect the 34-year-old Australian to retire if he leaves Red Bull, but Webber has opened the door to a future move. "If the team doesn't want me anymore, I will have to ask myself a question - hang up my helmet or change teams?" he said. Full Story: La Stampa (in Italian)

Jarno Trulli believes that fixing the power steering problems that have plagued his start to the season is key to taking a step forward in form. Full story: Autosport

Paul di Resta and his manager Anthony Hamilton are not dismissing speculation that the Scot could be signed by Mercedes following the impressive start to his Formula 1 career at Force India. "It is great that people are talking but at the same time I have got to keep progressing," di Resta said. "I would like to think there is an interest," Hamilton added. Full story: the Daily Telegraph

Team boss Ross Brawn remains bullish about Mercedes GP's chances despite their disappointing start to the season. "We have a fundamentally good car and we need to achieve its full potential in the races to come," he said.Full Story: Planet F1

Hispania Racing are confident of making progress at Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix, with team principal Colin Kolles vowing to "take the next step" in Istanbul. After both cars finished the last race in Shanghai, Kolles believes they are now ready to get ahead of their nearest rivals Virgin.Full Story: Hispania Racing

Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen believes upgrades to the car could make it possible for the team to gain as much as one second per lap on their rivals. He says his team should "push forward" and "target higher" in Turkey. Full story: ESPN F1

Formula 1 and other motorsports could be facing a security crackdown after lorries belonging to Superbike team Kawasaki Racing were allegedly found to have drugs and a handgun on board.Full story: the Daily Telegraph

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