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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.


The promoters of the Chinese Grand Prix are confident they will strike a new deal with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to keep Shanghai's place on the calendar. (Reuters)

Motorsport's governing body, the FIA, hopes to push through greener engine rules, with a focus on fuel efficiency, before a new engine is introduced in 2013.
Full story: fia.com

Michael Schumacher receives his award from French Prime Minister Francois Fillon
Schumacher (right) receives his Legion d'honneur in Paris

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher made a trip to Paris on Thursday to be awarded with the Legion d'Honneur, the highest honour given to non-nationals, by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.
Full story: espnf1.com

Three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart said he is impressed with Jenson Button's ability to coolly walk into the "lion's den" at McLaren but still believes his team-mate Lewis Hamilton is the better racer. (Press Association)

The first flying lap of the new Silverstone circuit was drizzling and quite greasy but you still get a feel for the flow of the track and the exciting new sequence of corners, starting with the astonishing new Abbey curve.
Full story and video on: James Allen on F1

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Thursday's F1 gossip column
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