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Thursday's F1 gossip column

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


Jacques Villeneuve had not signed a contract with Stefan GP, but he was poised to do so, having sat in the car in Cologne on Monday. The former world champion said their failure to get an entry was "disappointing".
Full story: speedtv.com

Last year it was double diffusers; this season it's a slot on McLaren's rear wing... Ferrari and Red Bull have reportedly asked the FIA for clarification on a slot in the wing that reportedly raises straight-line speed by 6mph...
Full story: telegraph.co.uk

...but a spokeman for McLaren says: "We're not aware of any protest. In fact, we've spoken to Ferrari this morning and they're not aware of any protest either." (McLaren)

Silverstone have announced that general-admission tickets for the British Grand Prix on 11 July have sold out already. Grandstand tickets are still available.
Full story: guardian.co.uk

The manager of Jose Maria Lopez, who had hoped to race for US F1 this season, claims that team chief Ken Anderson is the main culprit in the team's failure to compete. Felipe McGough also said that Lopez will be the reserve driver for the new Hispania team, and that US F1 had also signed Serbian Formula Two racer Milos Pavlovic.
Full story: autosport.com

Three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart thinks Ferrari are wrong to criticise ex-FIA president Max Mosley for a "holy war" against the established F1 teams...
Full story: planet-f1.com

...and Sir Jackie reckons that fellow Scot Paul di Resta, who is reserve driver for Force India this season, "will do very well" if he manages to translate that into a full-time race drive.
Full story: dailyrecord.co.uk



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