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Thursday's F1 gossip column

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

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher ahead of this weekend's race in Monaco. When asked about the infamous incident at Monaco in 2006 when he was adjudged to have stopped his Ferrari at the Rascasse corner in qualifying, preventing rival Fernando Alonso from beating his time, Schumacher said: "I am not talking about it any more. There is enough said and I don't feel I need to get any deeper into it."
Full story: The Guardian

Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari has taken the right approach with the way its car uses it tyres - even though he and team-mate Felipe Massa cannot extract the single-lap speed out of their rubber like the Red Bull Racing cars.
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Alonso says he does not think Red Bull are "automatically" the favourites for Monaco, "although they will still be hard to beat. "Luck can be more important than at other tracks and the driver factor is also higher, but the car is still the most important element of the package," the Spaniard added.
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Former world champion Damon Hill is the driver adviser on the stewards' panel at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
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There is a lot of chatter at the moment about the updates on the Mercedes in Barcelona being done to help Michael Schumacher, but at the expense of Nico Rosberg.
Full story: James Allen on F1

Nico Rosberg has rubbished talk that the upgrades made to his Mercedes GP at the Spanish Grand Prix mean it no longer suits him as well as Michael Schumacher.
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Jenson Button is hoping for a mixed-up, crazy weekend that will see Red Bull Racing stripped of their 'untouchables' tag.
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McLaren team mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will race at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix with individually crafted Steinmetz diamond crests on the steering wheels of their cars. The crests will celebrate the world championship success of Button in 2009 and Hamilton in 2008.
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Magny Cours could replace Yeongam in this year's F1 calendar if the South Korean Grand Prix is unable to go ahead as scheduled in October.
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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
12 May 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
11 May 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
10 May 10 |  Formula 1

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