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Tuesday's F1 gossip column

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

Ferrari have repeated their desire to have MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi drive for them next year if Formula 1 authorities allow them to run a third car. (Reuters)

An unnamed former team-mate of Michael Schumacher says he cannot see the seven-time world champion ever returning to his old standards based on his unspectacular performances so far on his comeback.
Full story: Independent

Jenson Button says he is having "the time of his life" since moving to McLaren and has matched his own expectations for the start of the season, while team-mate Lewis Hamilton says he has no problem with Button leading the championship standings.
Full story: The Sun

Vitantonio Liuzzi wants cars that hold others up in qualifying to be penalised after the Force India driver was knocked out in first qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Owners of the Sepang circuit are to spend £36m on improving the venue despite it being only 12 years old.
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Red Bull say they will only introduce their F-Duct fitting, which helps with straight-line speed, at the next race in Spain if they are fully convinced it will help their cars' performance.
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Flight delays caused by the volcanic dust cloud are preventing Virgin's cars getting to Spain to start work with their expanded fuel tank.
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see also
Monday's F1 gossip column
19 Apr 10 |  Formula 1
Sunday's F1 gossip column
18 Apr 10 |  Formula 1

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