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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.

Former FIA president Max Mosley believes it is "quite possible" that former Renault boss Flavio Briatore is gearing up to return to F1.
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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has revealed he spent Formula 1's summer break by doing a mini Vuelta (cycling Tour of Spain) near his home town of Oviedo. (Press Association)

McLaren say they have no better understanding of the Red Bull's low-riding front wing ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix than they did in Hungary.
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Williams and Renault are reportedly in the running to secure a lucrative sponsorship deal with United States credit card company Mastercard.
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Mercedes motorsport have rejected suggestions that vice-president Norbert Haug is leaving them.
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Adrian Sutil has hinted again that he might not be lining up in next year's Force India car with Renault reportedly interested in the German driver. (Bild newspaper)

The FIA is to ramp up its flexi bodywork tests even further for the Italian Grand Prix, in a move to stop teams gaining a potential unfair advantage.
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Former F1 driver and BBC Radio 5 live analyst Anthony Davidson says the sport is a "closed book" for him now and he is focused on his sports car commitments and winning the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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Epsilon Euskadi boss Joan Villadelprat has played down talk the F1 hopefuls are looking into the possibility of a merger with the Hispania Racing team.
Full story: Spanish newspaper AS

Indian driver Karun Chandhok will become the first F1 driver to try out grand prix machinery on the new Korean track when he puts on a demonstration for Red Bull Racing in September.
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Norbert Haug says that Mercedes will not appoint a formal replacement for Nick Heidfeld as the team's reserve driver. With just seven races to go in 2010, Mercedes agreed to release Heidfeld so that he could become Pirelli's permanent tyre development tester.
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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
25 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
24 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
23 Aug 10 |  Formula 1

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