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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher has declared himself "ready to fight again" at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. But the German veteran, who retired from the last race in Monaco, added: "It is really difficult to have an idea of how our car will perform in Montreal."
Full story: Michael Schumacher

Williams are packing plenty of new parts for the Canada race including a new front wing, brake ducts, barge boards and a modified diffuser.
Full story: Williams F1 team

Williams driver Rubens Barrichello
Barrichello wants to make sure the drivers will be safe in Bahrain

Williams veteran Rubens Barrichello says Formula 1's drivers want to know that it is safe to race in Bahrain after its grand prix was returned to the calendar following a period of civil unrest. Barrichello is the president of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and said all the drivers had "expressed concern and demanded security for the race in Bahrain".
Full story: Total Race (in Portuguese)

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson says there will be a "disaster" if the Bahrain GP, rescheduled for 30 October, goes ahead. Robertson added: "You can understand why opposition groups might want the race to go ahead if they are planning protests around it and this is a danger."
Full story: Daily Telegraph

F1's teams could step up their opposition to the FIA's decision to reinstate the Bahrain race with team bosses expected to make conference calls this week before flying to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Renault driver Nick Heidfeld says he needs to focus on improving his performance in qualifying if he is to achieve his target of scoring more points. Heidfeld gets his next chance at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend in Montreal, a city he reckons, "lives and breathes F1".
Full story: Renault F1

Flying to Montreal today, flight about eight hours. Not great but movies, eating, movies, eating, and sleeping should sort it out.
Full story: Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen on Twitter

Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi has landed in Canada ahead of Sunday's race. The Swiss driver enthusiastically reports: "Montreal! Today, light training session and then relax!"
Full story: Sebastien Buemi on Twitter

The organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix say the circuit near New Delhi will still be completed in time for its original October completion date, even though the race has been moved to December to make way for Bahrain.
Associated Press

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