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Re: Formula 1 gossip and rumours.
Posted by: Hall_Green_Wolf
Date: 03/10/2011 09:06
Sebastian Vettel may be on his way to another world title, but he is unlikely to ever get the chance to add an Olympic medal to his trophy cabinet. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge told Germany's SID news agency: "The most important thing must be the man, not the machine. I see no real chance that Sebastian Vettel will be in the race for a gold medal."
Full story: Autoblog
Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari has seen his debut album - released under the name 'Squire' - prove a hit in his native Spain as well as in the UK.
Full story: GP Update
Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has urged his team to ensure that both drivers finish every race this season. He said: "We may be small and we may not have the facilities of the teams ahead of us, but that does not mean our standards should be any lower than them." Full story: Autosport
Lewis Hamilton's fellow racers have asked to discuss some of his controversial driving this year in a meeting with FIA race director Charlie Whiting at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Full story: Autosprint (in Italian)
Hamilton believes the Japanese Grand Prix will give him a good chance of a strong result. "I think Suzuka will play to my strengths," the McLaren driver said. "It's a track that really requires you to drive in an attacking way to be able to get a good lap time. It's an uncompromising place."Meanwhile, Jenson Button expects it to be an emotional race as F1 returns to Japan for the first time since the devastating tsunami in February.
Full story: McLaren
The Singapore government is still mulling over whether to renew its contract with F1's international management which expires in 2012.
Full story: Wall Street Journal
Sauber are planning a "wide-ranging" upgrade to their car for the Japanese Grand Prix. Technical director James Key said: "(It) includes a completely new front wing, new rear wings, new turning vanes and side pod deflectors, new brake ducts and modifications to the floor. This was always planned for Suzuka and, if it all works well, it should give us a reasonable step forward."
Full story: Sauber
Sauber driver Sergio Perez says he is looking forward to the Japanese Grand Prix as "one of the most special races of the season". He says he is excited about getting his first experience of the high-speed, demanding Suzuka circuit.
Full story: Sauber
Bruno Senna is confident his Renault team will bounce back from their poor showing in Singapore with a more competitive performance in Japan next weekend. "The low-speed nature of Singapore made it the worst circuit for us in terms of performance," the Brazilian said. "That hurt us a little bit, but with the updates that we have planned for Suzuka we should be strong there, and get both cars in the points again - that's where we belong."
Full story: Renault
Narain Karthikeyan will drive for HRT in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, as he continues his preparations for an F1 race return in India.
Full story: Autosport
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