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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.

Michael Schumacher and Sebastien Vettel will defend their Race of Champions team title on home soil when the 2010 event takes place at Dusseldorf's Esprit arena from 26-27 November.
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McLaren duo Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton believe their team's success this year is the result of the supreme effort their outfit has made behind the scenes in the early part of the season.
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Lewis Hamilton is convinced the day is dawning when he will again stand on top of the podium.
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Pirelli is ready to open talks with Formula 1 teams about a tyre supply deal, after company chiefs this week gave it the green light to evaluate a return to grand prix racing.
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Former FIA president Max Mosley says Ferrari were against a budget cap in Formula 1 because "if they had the same amount of money to spend as the other teams, they would fail". (F1 Racing magazine)

Ferrari have traced the engine failures suffered by Fernando Alonso in Malaysia and China to a defect in the pneumatic valve system, out of which too much air leaks during races. The FIA may allow them to rectify the problem on grounds of reliability.
Full story: Auto Motor und Sport (in German)

Formula 1's likely switch to smaller turbocharged engines from 2013 must include the introduction of cutting-edge fuel efficiency technology too, claims Ferrari's chief executive officer Amedeo Felisa.
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Speculation over the future of Pedro de la Rosa's race seat at Sauber continues to mount in the light of suggestions Peter Sauber is disappointed with the time it is taking him to reacclimatise to racing.
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