Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

The next few weeks are "crucial" for Ferrari's hopes of turning around its disappointing start to the season, president Luca di Montezemolo said in a birthday message to driver Felipe Massa. Full story: Ferrariexternal-link

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers plan to widen the entry to the main hairpin and radically alter the cambering on another corner as part of changes to improve overtaking at its Yas Marina circuit.Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Is Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes going to use his purchase of Caterham to build an "affordable" sportscar for the masses?Full story: James Allen on F1external-link

Renault boss Eric Boullier believes his team is now close to rediscovering the team/driver chemistry that is needed to challenge for victories in Formula 1 - following the nightmare loss of Robert Kubica on the eve of the campaign.Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Pirelli insists it cannot sit back and think that it has done enough with its tyres to guarantee exciting races in 2011, despite the first three events of the year having been deemed a success.Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Lewis Hamilton's team boss, Martin Whitmarsh, says he is confident the 26-year-old will still be battling for the world championship with McLaren in 10 years' time. 'Lewis has made it clear to me he wants to stay in the team and I've made it clear to him I want him to stay," Whitmarsh said.Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

World champion Sebastian Vettel's private garage includes an old Fiat 500 and a VW T5 MPV as well as a more predictable 670bhp Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black and an Infiniti FX50 S courtesy of Red Bull's new sponsors. Full story: Auto Motor und Sport (in German)external-link

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he may not stay in his role if the sport is sold to another company. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has been linked with a plan to buy F1 and Ecclestone told its Sunday Times newspaper: "I'm old enough to get a pension, so I don't have to get a job. I'd have to be sure the people (who end up owning F1) are people I would like to work with and whether they would want to work with me." Full story: The Sunday Timesexternal-link

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has renewed his call to allow top teams a third car in Formula 1. Full story: Auto Motor und Sport (in German)external-link

Organisers of the Indian Grand Prix have promised a hassle-free experience for people looking to purchase tickets for the inaugural race in October.Full story: ESPNF1.comexternal-link

Red Bull driver Mark Webber's charge from 18th on the grid to third at the Chinese Grand Prix has made his team reassess how important it is to be at the front of the grid. Team boss Christian Horner said: "Now the cars can overtake and with such a big difference between old and new tyres, we are going to have to reassess at each track how important it is to get to the front of the grid. Our strategists will look at how we should be structuring our race weekends." Full story: Sunday Times (requires subscription)external-link