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F1 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 International Olympic Committee (IOC) could postpone the 2014 Formula 1Grand Prix in Sochi if it feels it will hamper preparations for the Winter Olympics there in the same year.
Full story: Reuters

Ferrari will unveil their 2011 Formula 1 car at their Maranello base on 28 January before flying it to Spain for the first pre-season test at Valencia on 1 February, team principal Stefano Domenicali told a news conference on Wednesday.
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Motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug has told the German press agency (DPA) that Mercedes "has not made an offer" for Sebastian Vettel after Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko told Austrian media their rivals were keen to sign the world champion.
Full story: ESPNF1. Com

Fernando Alonso had to rest a muscle lesion in his right leg and could not go skiing on the first day of 'Wrooom 2011', which brings together the pilots of Ferrari and Ducati teams in the Italian winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Had a chat with Alonso about the season ahead. Says he's ready, got over 2010. Thinks it's unlikely that one team will dominate.
Formula 1 broadcaster James Allen on Twitter

Vitaly Petrov will unveil the new Renault livery on the Lotus stand at the Autosport International show in Birmingham on Thursday.
Autosport's Jonathan Noble on Twitter

Derek Gardner, the man who helped design the title-winning Tyrrells in the 1970s and created the team's famous six-wheeler, has died at the age of 79.
Full story: Autosport

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