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Thursday's F1 gossip column

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

Renault team boss Eric Boullier says bringing former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen back from the World Rally Championship is "one of our scenarios" for next season.
Full story: the Sun

Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has been appointed an honourable international ambassador for sports and tourism by the Japan Tourism Agency. He says he has a Yorkshire terrier named Alfie, wanted to be a comedian but wasn't talented enough and he hates raw fish, even though his father runs a sushi delivery business.
Full story: Sauber

Mercedes team chief Ross Brawn says fans will have to wait until next season to see "the real Michael Schumacher - when we have delivered him a better car".
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The Lotus F1 team have vowed not to make any further comments about their dispute with Lotus Cars owner Proton over the rights to use the Team Lotus name next year. This follows Lotus Racing asking former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad - who is now an adviser to Proton - to intercede.

Former Lotus F1 driver Trevor Taylor has died of cancer at the age of 73. He was a team-mate of double world champion Jim Clark and his best finish was second in the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
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Reigning world champion Jenson Button insists he is still in the hunt for this year's title despite lying fifth in the standings, 25 points behind leader Mark Webber, with four races left. "For the second year running, I'm right in the hunt for the world championship. I'm already the world champion and I've still got every chance of holding on to my title," said the McLaren driver.
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Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz is reportedly interested in selling the Toro Rosso team, with interested parties including former world champion Jacques Villeneuve's Villeneuve/Durango group, a consortium from the Far East and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, although Slim is believed to be more interested in buying Sauber.
Full story: (in Italian)

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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
29 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
28 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
27 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Sunday's F1 gossip column
26 Sep 10 |  Formula 1

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