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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 world champion Alain Prost says 41-year-old Michael Schumacher disappointing comeback is down to his age. "It's just not possible to return to the top after being away for three years at that age," said Prost. (L'Equipe).

Hispania Racing have confirmed Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto will be their drivers in this weekend's inaugural Korean Grand Prix.
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Renault's Vitaly Petrov says the fact no-one has raced on this weekend's new circuit in Korea will make for a more open race.
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Force India driver Adrian Sutil is concerned whether or not his team can hold off the challenge of Williams in the constructors' championship. "The Williams is currently better than our car," he said.
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Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who turns 80 next week, says he has no plans to step down from his post. "People retire to die," he said.
Full story: the Guardian

BBC F1 host Jake Humphrey came second in his class on his rally driving debut at the Cambrian Rally in north Wales.
Full story: the Sun

Robert Kubica says he is disappointed former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will not be joining him at Renault after the Finn turned down the chance to return to F1 from rallying.
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Race weekends could be reduced from three days to two after bad weather resulted in qualifying and racing at the Japanese Grand Prix taking place on the same day.
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Renault boss Eric Boullier admits it will be hard for his team to overhaul Mercedes in the F1 constructors' championship.
Full story: ITV

Ferrari team chief Stefano Domenicali says he will enjoy watching how rival team bosses Christian Horner at Red Bull and McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh handle the season finale, with both their teams having two drivers who could win the title, as opposed to Ferrari's one.
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see also
Monday's F1 gossip column
18 Oct 10 |  Formula 1
Sunday's Formula 1 gossip column
17 Oct 10 |  Formula 1

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