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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.

Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill
Schumacher and Hill were fierce rivals during the 1990s

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher's former F1 rival Damon Hill says the German cannot be written off, despite some pundits saying the 41-year-old has lost his edge. "He has always somehow pulled something out of the hat somewhere," said Hill, who competed against Schumacher in the 90s and is now president of the Silverstone-owning British Racing Drivers' Club.
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Silverstone chief Richard Phillips is delighted with the way the circuit has been revamped ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix and believes it offers more than the likes of the all-new Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. "Have we got a better circuit than they have? Yes, I think we have. Have we got better crowds, a better atmosphere? Yes," said Phillips.
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Korean Grand Prix organisers say that the Korean International Circuit, which is set to host the country's inaugural Formula 1 race on 24 October, will be ready in time. "We are delighted with the progress of the project, which is both on schedule and being finished to an extremely high standard," said Yung Cho Chung, chief executive and president of the Korea Auto Valley Operation.
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Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says the blown diffuser exhaust system of their RB6 car does not make the kind of beneficial impact their rivals believe it does. Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault utilised the system in Valencia, with McLaren incorporating it as part of their upgrade for Silverstone. "It's only about two or three tenths [of a second]," said Horner.
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Just over a month after it was announced that there will be a United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas in 2012, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a second race may take place in the country and his circuit designer Hermann Tilke is currently in New Jersey investigating the possibility.
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see also
Friday's F1 gossip column
02 Jul 10 |  Formula 1
Thursday's F1 gossip column
01 Jul 10 |  Formula 1

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