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Wednesday's F1 gossip column

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

McLaren are set to use their version of the exhaust-blown diffuser, which has been so successfully utilised by Red Bull this season, at the British Grand Prix.
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Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey says there will be no major upgrades on his team's two cars at Silverstone on 11 July.
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Meanwhile, team principal Christian Horner said he did not expect Red Bull to be as competitive as their rivals at the European Grand Prix following Sebastian Vettel's second victory of the season in Valencia. "We did not expect to be as quick on this track, which was favourable to McLaren and Mercedes," said the Englishman.
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Force India test driver Paul di Resta believes the team's decision to install a rear wing-stalling f-duct device is paying dividends - but admits the system is not ideal for a driver to control.
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Renault team principal Eric Boullier insists there is no deadline for talks on Robert Kubica's future with the team. The Polish driver's current contract expires at the end of the this season. "We want to keep him, but there are no deadlines," said Bouiller.
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Kimi Raikkonen could be asked to test Pirelli tyres for next year's Formula 1 tyres season. The 2007 world champion is currently using the Italian company's tyres in the World Rally Championship.
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The European Grand Prix's promoters say they could make changes to the Valencia street track to encourage more overtaking.
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Russia's first F1 driver Vitaly Petrov will return to Moscow to drive Renault's three-seater F1 car, do a spot of go-karting and try his hand at making sushi in a series of demonstrations on 18 July.
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Ferrari's Felipe Massa says the new updates to the F10 in Valencia were a "good step forward".
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Sauber boss Peter Sauber said the risk of signing Kamui Kobayashi has paid off after the Japanese rookie secured seventh place at the European Grand Prix on Sunday. "Signing a rookie is always something of a risk; on Sunday Kamui delivered confirmation that we made the right decision," said the Swiss.
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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
29 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
28 Jun 10 |  Formula 1

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