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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.

Richard Branson says he remains wholly committed to his Virgin Racing Formula 1 team, and the staff behind it, despite the outfit's fuel tank error.
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Formula 1 teams will sit down in Malaysia next week to discuss possible rule changes should this weekend's Australian Grand Prix prove as dull as the one in Bahrain.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sydney is hatching an audacious plot to steal the Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.
Full story: Australian Daily Telegraph

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has admitted the team's poor performance last year was "painful" - but, luckily for Domenicali, his boss could draw on personal experience of a similar position. Back in 1974 Enzo Ferrari put current Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, then aged 26, in charge of a team whose morale was on the floor. By the end of the following year they and Niki Lauda, their number one driver, were celebrating victory in the championship.
Full story: The Guardian

Renault has ruled out copying the McLaren 'F-duct' aerodynamic device this season because it doesn't want to get distracted from its planned development programme.
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Formula 1 tyre supplier Bridgestone has told teams not to look at it to try and improve the racing this year - with the company already confident the spectacle will be better at the Australian Grand Prix.
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Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld has been appointed as the new chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) after a meeting in Australia on Friday.
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26 Mar 10 |  Formula 1

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