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One of the leaked names mentioned as a prospective F1 entrant for 2010 has denied it is considering setting up a budget capped team. The GP2 outfit previous known as Campos, now Barwa Addax, said in a statement it is "not involved in any project...

One of the leaked names mentioned as a prospective F1 entrant for 2010 has denied it is considering setting up a budget capped team. The GP2 outfit previous known as Campos, now Barwa Addax, said in a statement it is "not involved in any project of this kind".

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Championship leader Jenson Button, once denounced by Flavio Briatore as an aloof playboy, has revealed that Formula One success in 2009 has turned him into a "right boring bastard" because all he thinks about is his next shot at a race win.

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The worldwide economic recession has toned down Monaco's usual glitz and glamour in 2009, but someone forgot to tell billionaire Vijay Mallya, owner of the Force India team. He has moored his 95-metre yacht in the Principality's harbour and already sent out invitations to two parties.

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The global meltdown has, however, ruined the weekend for former triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart. Having not missed a Monaco GP since the 1960s, the Scot was not invited to this weekend's event to represent the embattled Williams sponsor RBS. Last year, the Scot's hotel suite cost the Royal Bank of Scotland more than 10,000 euros per night.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Jackie Stewart , Flavio Briatore
Teams Force India , Williams