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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.

Ross Brawn has answered speculation he could stand down as Mercedes team principal, saying: "I will not resign until this team is successful."
Full story: auto motor und sport (in German)

Scot Paul di Resta says he is still "crossing his fingers" that he will win an F1 drive with Force India next season.
Autosport magazine

Ferrari's 2011 challenger has passed its first crash test despite a crack in the surface of the monocoque, according to reports in the Italian media. There are major changes in the new monocoque's construction compared to its predecessor the F10.
Full story: planetf1

Team Lotus technical director Mike Gascoyne reckons it could be two years before the team's own wind tunnel is up and running at their Norfolk headquarters.
Full story: Paul Tan's automotive blog

Work is finally under way at the site of the United States Grand Prix scheduled to take place in 2012 in Austin, Texas.
Full story: Adam Cooper's F1 blog

The McLaren drivers have updated their fans on what they've been up to over the Christmas holidays. Jenson Button writes: "Hey guys I've been in Hawaii for a couple of days now and loving it!!"
Full story: McLaren driver Jenson Button on Twitter

And Lewis Hamilton says on his Twitter page: "Hey everybody, I hope you all had a great christmas. I've been chillin, training and enjoying the break. Lots of fun and games with friends..."
Full story: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton on Twitter

F1's new tyre supplier Pirelli will test their tyres in wet-weather conditions under floodlights in Abu Dhabi in January.
Autosport magazine

Three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart rates the current crop of F1 drivers as "the best field ever," describing the top drivers as "a group of extraordinarily skilled people".
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