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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.

Next season's Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli say they want to keep test driver Nick Heidfeld despite his deal to drive for Sauber in the final five races of 2010. Heidfeld will continue his testing commitments with Pirelli in Jerez this week.
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The FIA has postponed its final inspection of the Korea circuit until 28 September because of a national holiday. The final inspection will take place just 23 days before the Korean Grand Prix weekend begins on 21 October.
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Kimi Raikkonen has approached Renault about the possibility of returning to Formula 1 in 2011. Team boss Eric Boullier confirmed that the 2007 world champion, who is competing in the World Rally Championship this season, is on their radar but added incumbent driver Vitaly Petrov is still their first option.
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Rubens Barrichello says he is "100% certain" that he will continue to drive with Williams in 2011 but says that negotiations with Nico Hulkenberg are holding up an announcement.
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David Coulthard has picked Mark Webber as the title favourite because the next five circuits are expected to suit Red Bull but the BBC pundit adds that the championship has become "completely unpredictable".
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Toro Rosso will put their version of aerodynamic aids the exhaust-blown diffuser and the F-duct through their paces in a straight-line test this week.
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Been training with Geneva ice hockey team, I was a passenger but it was fun!
Full story: Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen on Twitter

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Monday's F1 gossip column
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