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Wednesday's F1 gossip column

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

The secret life of seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher reveals, among other things, reading Samuel Beckett and crying over Slumdog Millionaire.
Full story: Official Formula 1 website

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg admits he expected more from the 2010 season but is happy to have out-performed his team-mate Michael Schumacher.
Full story: Autosprint (in Italian)

Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz insists there will be no team orders for the final three grands prix of the season. He also thinks Sebastian Vettel is his fastest driver but team-mate Mark Webber's points advantage could win him the title.
(German news agency DPA)

Mercedes boss Ross Brawn admits the effort required to win the 2009 world championship has contributed to the team under-performing in 2010.
Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian)

Despite long-running rumours of a return to Formula 1, 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says he could be lured to Australia for a full-time drive in the V8 Supercar series.
Full story: Sydney Daily Telegraph

Former FIA president Max Mosley is planning a "comeback" by opposing rule changes at the next general assembly meeting of the sport's governing body the FIA on 5 November.
Full story: (in Italian)

Speculation continues regarding Nico Hulkenberg's future at Williams. Reports in Brazil suggest GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will replace Hulkenberg in 2011 and become Rubens Barrichello's team-mate.
Full story: (in Portuguese)

Andy Green will replace Mark Smith as Force India technical director when the latter departs to join Lotus.
Full story:

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is the fifth most powerful celebrity in the UK, according to a new survey by advertising agency Millward Brown.
Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog

"Just spoken to (Korea circuit designer) Hermann Tilke. No fears the track will break up but surface will be slippery. Good overtaking chances."
BBC F1 commentator Jonathan Legard on Twitter

1980 world champion Alan Jones will servce on the race stewards panel this weekend at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix.
Full story:

Toro Rosso driver Jamie Alguersuari says the team have decided not the run the F-duct in Korea after it failed to provide sufficient improvements in testing.
Full story: Scuderia Toro Rosso website

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
19 Oct 10 |  Formula 1
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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