Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Brabham Tributes, Scudamore and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Brabham Tributes, Scudamore and More
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Sir Jack Brabham, the only man to win the Formula One World Championship in his own car, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

The news of the triple world champion's passing has led to a flurry of moving tributes, none more so than that of Mark Webber, the former Red Bull driver, who has explained Brabham's large influence on his career.

Meanwhile, the subject of Bernie Ecclestone's successor has cropped up once again, with a man who made his name in another sport reported to be in the frame to become F1's ringmaster—as long as he wants the job.

Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, Felipe Massa, who has never enjoyed the circuit despite claiming an unexpected pole position at the venue in 2008, has explained why the race will be the most difficult of the 2014 season.

The Monte Carlo event will give new championship leader Lewis Hamilton a chance to extend his advantage over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, with the glamorous location aligning well with the 2008 world champion's new status as the most marketable athlete on the planet.

As for Rosberg, his stock has fallen sharply since his victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix win, with a former world champion explaining how the German must stop the rot imminently if he is to avoid in the two-horse title battle.

Here's this week's roundup. 

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