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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.

This week Jerez will give everyone a better idea who is really fast. Ferrari seemed better than others but we have to wait.
Williams driver Rubens Barrichello on Twitter

Force India will make their test debut in Jerez on Wednesday but are confident they will not be at a disadvantage after opting out of the first test in Valencia.
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Fernando Alonso will run the pace-setting Ferrari for the first two days of the second winter test, which begins in Jerez on Wednesday, with Felipe Massa taking over for the final two days.
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Sauber say the car is delivering the performance they expected it to based on wind tunnel predictions but that it is too early to say where they are in comparison to other teams despite their early pace at the Valencia test.
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F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has repeated his belief that neither Campos or USF1 will line up on the starting grid for the opening Bahrain Grand Prix on 14 March.
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New Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld is not likely to get any time behind the wheel during the remaining 12 days of testing as Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are set to share driving duties.
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Heikki Kovalainen says he has to rebuild his reputation at Lotus F1 after two unsuccessful years with McLaren.
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Williams's rookie race driver Nico Hulkenberg is under no illusions that he must deliver from the very start of 2010.
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Former BMW Sauber reserve driver Christian Klien says he is still working to secure a Formula 1 seat for the 2010 season, revealing he just lost out on a seat at Sauber and Renault.
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Spanish Formula Two champion Andy Soucek is also in the hunt for one of the two remaining F2 seats with US F1 and Campos Meta 1 but also says he would be interested in a reserve driver role.
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Sunday's F1 gossip column
07 Feb 10 |  Formula 1

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