Friday, September 23, 2011

Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton
Man with a plan: Hamilton wants to get his title back in 2012

Lewis Hamilton has told Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel: 'I'll get my title back next year'. Vettel could clinch the F1 crown on Sunday but Hamilton, McLaren's 2008 world champion, has promised to come back stronger next season.
Full story: The Sun
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says his team need to get out of the blocks quickly next year to inject some much-needed rivalry into F1 after Vettel's rivals made it too easy for the Red Bull driver this season.
Full story: Reuters
Rubens Barrichello says he is not going to waste time worrying about losing his place in F1, amid mounting speculation that former Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen is pushing to replace him at Williams next year.
Full story: Autosport
Jenson Button has hit back at Eddie Irvine after the former Ferrari driver this week criticised the McLaren driver as "the best number two" in Formula 1. "Why is Eddie still taking about Formula 1? Is he missing it? It's very sweet, though," said Button. "All I can say is that it was fun winning the World Championship, and I hope to do it again."
Full story: Daily Express
McLaren Group executive chairman Ron Dennis has said that his vision for McLaren is that within 10 years F1 will be only 10% of the company's turnover and he will make it a business which measures its turnover in the billions of dollars.
Full story: James Allen on F1
This story will be updated throughout the day.