Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says the reaction to his company's return to F1 has been "quite extraordinary". The Italian company's tyres have been credited with creating a more exciting championship this season. Full story: Formula1.comexternal-link

FIA president Jean Todt has abandoned plans to create a Formula 1 commissioner because commerical rights holder Bernie Ecclestone effectively does the job already. The Frenchman campaigned for a commissioner during the FIA presidency election in 2009, but was forced to reconsider his pledge. Full story: Eurosportexternal-link

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says Lewis Hamilton may need to reassess his aggressive driving style in order to preserve his tyres this season. Full story: Crash.netexternal-link

Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi has launched a mobile phone application to raise money for the Red Cross in Japan following the devestating earthquake earlier this year. Full story: Formula1.comexternal-link

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