NEWS IN BRIEF

Mercedes is considering a cut in its budget for F1, 10% ahead of 2011. According to the commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, the Board of the German manufacturer has met Monday to discuss the costs in Formula 1. Moncet, who writes for the authoritative Auto Plus said that Mercedes will revise its budget after the race at Hockenheim in July and is likely a reduction of 10% for 2011-2012. The Board had also discussed the possibility of supplying engines to fourth team in 2011.
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Lewis Hamilton is pleased of returning to Canada, where in 2007 he won his first race in Formula 1. The Englishman is hoping to repeat the success of Turkey in Montreal.

"It seems very long ago, but right here in Montreal in 2007 I won my first race in F1 and I have great memories of that weekend: pole position, the insane number of Safety-Car down the track, some uncertainties in the laps ... and the inal result was really fantastic!

" I always like Canada! The circuit is fast and challenging, incredibly difficult: you can not make any mistakes, becouse you`ll find printed on the wall. This town, these people are wonderful ... and the best thing here is that the public supports all the drivers and all teams. I'm really speechless. "
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Jenson Button is surprised by Ferrari's current form. "This is strange. Ferrari had the perfect winter. They were fast, very consistent. I thought they would be unstopable. Thir first race was very fast, but we made good progress and now we are faster than them. But they must n`t be written off because they are a strong team, and Fernando and Felipe are experienced pilots.