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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 seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher is just too old to make an impact in modern Formula 1, according to the new championship leader, Lewis Hamilton.
Full story: The Guardian

Robert Kubica expects to make a decision 'very soon' about his Formula 1 future, after admitting in Valencia that he was still undecided about what he will do next year.
Full story: Autosport.com

When Valencia became the second Spanish city to be awarded a grand prix, in 2007, the deal reflected the fact that Fernando Alonso was expected to become a long-term champion on the scale of Michael Schumacher. And on the evidence of Friday's free practice, in which Alonso's Ferrari outpaced both the McLarens and the Red Bulls, this could be the weekend when the European Grand Prix comes home.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

The question about England against Germany tomorrow brought a smile of relief to Michael Schumacher, for it meant that the examination of his own form this season is at an end - for a while. The growing question in F1 going into the ninth grand prix of a 19-race season this weekend in Valencia is whether Schumacher is good enough these days to get near any trophy.
Full story: Daily Express

He was late for his press conference. Arrogant disregard for the waiting hacks, some murmured. As ever, the German's Mercedes team had an excuse ready for Michael Schumacher. This time it was that the French air traffic controllers' strike had delayed his arrival in Valencia for tomorrow's European Grand Prix. That in turn had delayed his track walk. Hence he made his media appearance almost seven minutes behind schedule. As for the other excuses that have been a leitmotif of Schumacher's struggle of a season, we have heard the car was not to his liking. We were urged to give him time to see if he would again hit the heights after three years in retirement. His performances have called for apologists.
Full story: Daily Mail

Formula 1 fans have been warned by Bridgestone not to expect a repeat of the tyre-made thrills that turned the Canadian Grand Prix into a thriller in Valencia this weekend.
Full story: Autosport.com

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Friday's F1 gossip column
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