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Formula 1 gossip and rumours 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.

Sauber have named Monisha Kaltenborn, 38, as the team's managing director, believed to be the first time a woman has held such a senior position in an F1 team. The move is part of a wider management restructure following the former owner BMW's withdrawal. Founder Peter Sauber becomes team principal, while veteran Willi Rampf remains as technical director.
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US F1 sporting director Peter Windsor reveals the team will run the car for the first time on home soil in Alabama early next month.
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Heikki Kovalainen is convinced that he has come out of two tough seasons at McLaren a better driver - and thinks the experience will help him push new team Lotus forward.
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Nico Rosberg tells German Auto Bild Motorsport magazine that he will have equal status at Mercedes with his new team-mate, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
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