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This week, Dieter Rencken looks at the recent speculations surrounding Mark Webber's and Giancarlo Fisichella's 2006 seats

Doing the rounds since Hungary, and gathering pace at an enormous rate since, were speculations that Mark Webber and Giancarlo Fisichella could swap teams, with the Australian going to Renault and the Italian to Williams.

There are, indeed, speculation that Mark Webber wants out of his Williams contract, wants a closer working relationship with his manager, Flavio Briatore. The Italian, in the throes of launching his Billionaire fashion label - named after his Sardinian club of the same name, and featuring gold buttons on jeans and shirts, diamond-encrusted accessories and cedar-lined humidor-inspired packaging - has recently negotiated an extension to his Renault team principality until the end of 2006.

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