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The latest Formula 1 gossip from the world's media

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

Renault have revealed their line-up for the young driver test in Jerez next week. They will try out their F1 reserve driver Lucas di Grassi, Formula Renault 3.5 champion Bertrand Baguette and Chinese hopeful Ho-Pin Tung.
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Alex Wurz on Friday told that he will not be making an F1 return with the new USF1 team.
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Volkswagen is seriously evaluating a move into Formula 1 as an engine supplier from 2012, when new power unit regulations due to be introduced could make the sport attractive enough for the German car maker to get involved.
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Bernie Ecclestone will leave it to a consortium or Silverstone to save the British Grand Prix after ruling out any chance that he will stage a £100m rescue bid.
Full story: Daily Express

Fernando Alonso has told Spanish newspaper Marca he is working hard to "gain the confidence" of Ferrari.
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He may have to wait until next year to make his Formula 1 return, but Ferrari's Felipe Massa will get the chance to sharpen his racing skills at his annual International Challenge of the Stars karting event in Brazil this weekend. It will be the first time Massa has driven competitively since he fractured his skull during an accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix back in July.
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There is a great piece of work on Auto Motor und Sport's website with an analysis of the engines in this year's world championship. The analysis is based on collating the information each engine builder has about each other.
Full story: James Allen on F1

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