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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.

The United States Grand Prix project in Austin, Texas, has passed its first big planning vote, with council voting unanimously to reimburse the developers for laying water and wastewater pipe in the area.
Full story: Austin Chronicle

Jenson Button believes that McLaren's prior experience developing the Kers energy storage and power-boost technology will put the team at an advantage over rivals Red Bull Racing and Ferrari in 2011.
Full story: McLaren

World champion Sebastian Vettel will take to the streets of Berlin this weekend, as he celebrates his title success in front of his home fans.
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Sometime Hispania driver Christian Klien says he is working on staying in Formula 1 next season, but it is harder than ever for a driver to secure a seat.
Full story: Autosport

Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa - the Formula 1 underachievers of 2010 - hope to benefit from the switch to Pirelli tyres next season, which is set to shake up the competitive order. (Autosport magazine)

Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa says 2011 will be the start of "a new era" for Ferrari, after solving problems with their method of working and outdated wind tunnel that have been holding them back for the last couple of years.
Full story: La Repubblica (in Italian)

Tonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil are both confident they will be racing for Force India in 2011 and insist they are now just waiting for official confirmation from the team.
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GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado has convinced Williams that he is ready for Formula 1 after making his test debut for the team in Abu Dhabi last week. The Venezuelan is on the verge of signing for the team, providing he comes up with promised sponsorship money, believed to be upwards of 15m Euros. (Autosport magazine)

Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey says he has "never known a season" like 2010 for the "petty finger pointing in the paddock" about his car's legality.
Full story: Red Bull

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see also
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
24 Nov 10 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
23 Nov 10 |  Formula 1

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