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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.

Formula 1 boss Jean Todt has told Associated Press that he is "very serious" about bringing the Kers power-boost system back into F1 in 2011. The FIA president also said he wanted to cut costs in order to "let the new teams live," and revealed plans to look at changing the design of tracks and adapting aerodynamics regulations to enhance overtaking.

Former Benetton and Renault chief Flavio Briatore has written off Michael Schumacher's chances of success on his stalled F1 comeback. Briatore told Italy's Autosprint magazine that it will get harder and harder for Schumacher and says the seven-time world champion underestimated how much the cars and tyres had changed since he last raced.

Negotiations are underway to stage a Formula 1 race in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Preliminary talks have begun for the site - which has the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop - to host a United States Grand Prix between 2012 and 2016.
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Red Bull expect to shave 0.3 seconds off its lap time at the Spanish Grand Prix following improvements and updates to their car. Full story: ESPNF1

Renault's Robert Kubica has warned his team that they have to be realistic about competing with the top team in Formula 1, despite their impressive start to the 2010 season.
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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has called reports that his team is running subliminal tobacco advertising on its cars "ridiculous."
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Volkswagen is interested in supplying engines to F1 teams. However, former grand prix driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, now the company's motor sport representative, told Germany's Sport Bild magazine that the company is not looking to launch its own team.
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Sir Jackie Stewart has heaped praise on Mercedes star Nico Rosberg, saying the German ace has "extraordinary talent".
Full story: Daily Mail

But former three-time F1 champion Stewart is not so kind to Rosberg's Silver Arrows team-mate Michael Schumacher, claiming the German legend and seven time world champion "doesn't have the ability to drive a difficult car".
Full story: Daily Mail

Flavio Briatore has had a pop at world championship leader Jenson Button in Italy's Autosprint magazine. The flamboyant former Renault principal says Button is "lucky" and that he is not one of the top five drivers currently racing in F1.

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see also
Monday's F1 gossip column
03 May 10 |  Formula 1
Friday's F1 gossip column
30 Apr 10 |  Formula 1

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