Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and More
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This weekend's British Grand Prix will be one of the most emotional races of Jenson Button's life, with Silverstone's grandstands set to become a sea of pink to honour the 2009 world champion's late father, John.

The Silverstone event could also prove to be among the most pivotal weekends of Button's 15-season Formula One career, with the 34-year-old's boss at McLaren, Ron Dennis, demanding more from Button in his interteam battle with rookie teammate Kevin Magnussen.

While one world champion is taking criticism from his boss, another is still in the process of welcoming his.

Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 title winner, has commented on Marco Mattiacci's impact on Ferrari, with the Finn suggesting that the Italian's lack of experience in F1 could have a positive effect on the team's fortunes.

Williams' Rob Smedley, in contrast, believes experience is all-important if a team is to challenge at the very front of the grid. 

Smedley is one of a number of battle-hardened figures signed by Williams over the last 12 months, and the former Ferrari employee wants winning to become second nature to his colleagues.

One man who has been fighting toward the front in recent races is Sergio Perez, who has explained why Force India have been competitive at almost every event this year.

Closing this week's roundup is Kamui Kobayashi, who has been discussing how he is handling the question marks over Caterham's F1 future.

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