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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

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Bernie Ecclestone says he plans to continue running Formula 1 for years to come. Ecclestone has been named by prosecutors in Germany investigating alleged bribery but the F1 supremo says: "I don't worry about this a bit. The end [for me]? Of course not."
Full story: The Express

Mercedes are targeting former Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa as they look to increase the size of their technical team.
Full story: Autosprint (in Italian)

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo predicts the Italian team will win more races in the second half of the season. Montezemolo ran his eye over updates planned for the Belgian GP and the design of the 2012 car.
Full story: Ferrari

Pirelli have revealed their tyre choices for the next three grands prix in Belgium, Italy and Singapore. The tyre supplier will bring the medium and soft tyre to Spa and Monza and the soft and super-soft tyres for Singapore's night race.
Full story: Pirelli

New Jersey has emerged as a potential stop on the Formula 1 circuit after the mayors of Weehawken and West New York revealed they are in talks with a group of investors to bring the sport to the US state as soon as 2013.
Full story: Wall Street Journal

Williams chairman Adam Parr says he wants to see more races on the calendar, even though some teams have balked at the 21 GPs pencilled in for the 2012 season. Parr says: "We might have to look at the format of the weekend but we could do a couple more races."
Full story: Reuters

McLaren and Williams have already shut up shop for the summer holidays and the other teams are preparing to follow suit. Virgin Racing write on Twitter: "Last three days before the holidays start. But first it's time to get everything ready for Belgium before the break!"
Full story: Virgin Racing on Twitter

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
02 Aug 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
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