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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

BBC Sport brings you a regular round-up of the gossip in newspapers and on specialist websites around the world.

Ferrari are bringing an updated exhaust blown diffuser along with some other new aerodynamic parts to Belgium as they continue their championship push. The team plan to test the new parts during Friday practice before deciding whether to use them over the race weekend.
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Championship leader Mark Webber says he expects to do well at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel believes Spa's long straights present the biggest challenge but he is also optimistic.
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BBC Formula 1 pundit David Coulthard believes both championships are Red Bull's to lose. He states: "The reality is they have had the quickest package all year and the gap, if anything, is growing. I'm reliably informed that the governing body's new, more stringent tests for their 'flexible' front wings will not prove a problem for them."
Full story: David Coulthard's Daily Telegraph column

The FIA has confirmed that 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell will be the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel in Belgium this weekend.
Full story: Autosport journalist Jonathan Noble on Twitter

This weekend Williams will bring new front and rear wings to Belgium, where driver Rubens Barrichello is set to celebrate his 300th Grand Prix.
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Organisers of next year's inaugural Indian Grand Prix have asked some teams to try out the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit in their simulators. They want them to suggest modifications, with the aim of making it the most challenging and exciting venue on the F1 calendar.
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Force India will bring a new rear wing to Spa to use alongside the F-duct and the exhaust blown diffuser, which they will once again trial during Friday's practice sessions. Team boss Vijay Mallya is confident but says: "It's going to be tough to replicate the kind of form we showed in Spa last year." Force India clinched their first podium place thanks to Giancarlo Fisichella's second place.
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