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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.

F1 hopefuls Stefan GP have had to abandon plans to test in Portimao this week after failing to source tyres from official supplier Bridgestone.
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World champion Jenson Button says he will need the whole support of his McLaren team - including that of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton - if he is to defend his title in 2010.
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Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen could turn his back on rallying and return to Formula 1 as a direct replacement for Mark Webber at Red Bull - if the Australian decides to quit the sport next season.
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Virgin Racing's technical director Nick Wirth says the rookie team must focus on reliability at this week's final test in Barcelona after hydraulic problems limited their running in Jerez. Full story:

Bruno Senna is set to keep his seat at Campos after co-owner Jose Ramon Carabante became the team's majority shareholder last week. Argentine driver Jose Maria Lopez could switch his allegiance from fellow newcomers USF1 to join Senna at Campos following increased doubts over the American team's participation.
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President of the FIA Senate, American Nick Craw, says the sport's governing body will work with USF1 to help them make the grid. He also confirmed the fledging F1 team, who are struggling for funding, have asked for clarification on the rule about skipping races.
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Testing pacesetters Ferrari say they are bringing some aerodynamic updates to the final test in Barcelona.
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Former Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson will drive in the Le Mans 24 hours race for Peugeot alongside Ferrari reserve driver Marc Gene and former F1 driver Alex Wurz.
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Former Malaysia prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir has officially opened the Lotus F1 factory in Hingham, Norfolk. (Press Association)

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