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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.

Fernando Alonso says his Ferrari team are favourites to win the world championship, despite Red Bull's qualifying pace, and that he would have no qualms about repeating his controversial pit-lane pass of team-mate Felipe Massa.
Full story: Corriere della Sera (in Italian)

Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella was present at Italian track Vairano on Saturday in order to test a brand-new rear wing configuration, which could be used in this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
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New Sauber technical director James Key says the team have "enormous potential" but that "there is also much work to be done as the team are still recovering from their uncertain situation in the second half of 2009".
Full story: Sauber

Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari is "expecting a lot" from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix because he feels he is getting better all the time and this is the first F1 track of which he has previous experience. (Toro Rosso)

Lotus technical director Mike Gascoyne believes the package of upgrades the team have planned for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix should give them a significant step forward.
Full story: Lotus Racing

New team Hispania say their aim for their home grand prix is "to understand the car better and need to improve the performance". (Hispania Racing)

After last Thursday's formal re-opening, the revamped Silverstone circuit hosted its first event at the weekend, but not everyone was happy with the changes made.
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Find out how the 2010 British grand prix compares to those of previous years and take a ride round the new circuit with Damon Hill.
Full story: The Guardian

Former Renault Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean is still optimistic about his chances of getting back into grand prix racing even though he has switched to the new FIA GT1 World Championship this year.
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