Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Lewis Hamilton says he can "sing anything". The 2008 world champion, who recently signed with Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, said he was not planning an appearance on American Idol, but added: "If we were to do karaoke I think I could compete pretty well. I can do Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World pretty good." Full story: Daily Telegraph

Red Bull prepared for the new season in the chill of a lakeside winter boot camp near Milton Keynes. If they can survive Milton Keynes, the logic seems to be, they can survive anything. Full story: The Guardian

Formula 1's world champions were forced to defend themselves last night against allegations of cheating. Full story: The Times (requires subscription)

It is just incredible that the Red Bull front wing debate has cropped up again. I am sick to the back teeth of hearing the same story regurgitated time and again. David Coulthard's column in the Daily Telegraph

Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn believes Red Bull Racing's rivals may need to adopt its high rear ride-height concept if it is found to be a big contributor to its front-wing advantage. Full story: Autosport

Former Virgin driver Lucas di Grassi will carry out Pirelli's next development test at Barcelona as the tyre firm searches for a replacement for Pedro de la Rosa. Full story: Autosport

Ex-Ferrari F1 hero Jean Alesi has been linked with a drive in the Indianapolis 500 and the big-money Las Vegas IndyCar race by Italian media - possibly with KV Racing, who are part-owned by Lotus. Full story: Italiaracing

Renault's Vitaly Petrov, who scored his first podium in the Australian Grand Prix, says it's time to stop labelling him as a driver who is only in F1 because of money. "If someone says this, I say 'Shut up! I don't want to listen to this'. There is a lot of lies written about me," he said. Full story: The Independent

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has responded to comments from Red Bull team principal Christian Horner that pairing him with reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel would be difficult for the squad. "The only reason I'd imagine he would suggest that is because certain individuals don't like being beaten," said Hamilton. "Some individuals can take it - some are better losers or better winners." Full story: The Sun

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