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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Race prep: Canada

Miscommunication at McLaren

McLaren admitted it wrongly told Lewis Hamilton teammate Jenson Button would not press his position in Istanbul, just moments after the Red Bull boys threw away a 1-2 finish.

According to team principal Martin Whitmarsh, Chief engineer Phil Prew told Hamilton Button would not overtake, "but that opinion was clearly wrong."

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Webber, Red Bull extend contract

Mark Webber has signed a one-year extension to remain at Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel is already in the fold for 2011.

Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl as to just what happened between Webber and Vettel in Turkey.

The team's press office claims no instructions were given to change positions, yet reports in the press state Christian Horner told Webber engineer Ciaron Pilbeam to allow Vettel through, but Pilbeam couldn't bring himself to do it.

Force India goes to court

Force India has filed claims Lotus, Mike Gascoyne and Aerolab/Fondtech have infringed on its intellectual property.

Vijay Mallya says the loss of three senior staffers to Lotus will not be a distraction as the team tries to continue its move up the grid. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six

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