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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.

Williams novice Nico Hulkenberg's fastest lap on the second day of Barcelona testing was set on super-soft tyres, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso used soft tyres on his Ferrari with his lap that was 0.023 seconds slower.
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Robert Kubica is not expecting Renault to be in podium contention in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Virgin test and reserve driver Andy Soucek is confident that his team team is fully aware of the problems it currently must deal with and that, furthermore, the debutant outfit can now continue to concentrate on developing its car's reliability.
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Virgin Racing's technical director Nick Wirth has promised a major upgrade on the VR-01 for the Bahrain Grand Prix - and says he is utterly confident that his squad will start as the best of the new teams.
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Adrian Sutil believes his flexibility when adapting to different track conditions could give him a competitive advantage with the changes to Formula 1's regulations for 2010.
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Jarno Trulli is not expecting Lotus to be able to fight with any of the established Formula 1 teams in the first four races of the season.
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Formula 1 hopefuls Stefan Grand Prix, who do not yet have an entry, say they will unveil their new car in the next week, and have launched a stinging attack on troubled US F1 team. A statement said: "[The ] dreamers from [the] USA will have to explain their actions, because they are deliberately weakening F1 with [their] dreaming of [a] perfect world and fairytales about success. And success doesn't come by talking but with hard work and lot of guts."
Full story: Stefan GP official website

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