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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Robert Wickens in the Virgin Racing garage
Wickens has been learning his Formula 1 trade with Virgin Racing

Virgin Racing reserve Robert Wickens has taken part in his first test for the team this week. The Canadian clocked up more than 130 miles in a straight-line aerodynamic test in Vairano, Italy.
Full story: Virgin Racing F1 team

Force India reserve Nico Hulkenberg will sit out Friday practice in Singapore. "I will not drive in FP1 in Singapore cause the team wants to give Adrian [Sutil] and Paul [Di Resta] more track time and I understand and accept the decision."
Full story: Nico Hulkenberg on Twitter

Renault engine chief Carlos Tavares says the French manufacturer would be happy to supply more Formula 1 teams in the future. Renault supply Red Bull, Lotus Renault and Team Lotus and next year will also add Williams to that list. "As we have more partners we dilute our costs," said Tavares. "I think it is very important for Renault to have a significant market share for our voice to be heard."
Full story: Renault Sport

Formula 1 could return to South Africa as soon as 2014 if plans to bring a race to Cape Town get off the ground. Organisers of the scheme have done a deal with Dave McGregor, who promoted the last two South African races back in the 1990s.
Full story: Joe Saward's grand prix blog

Film director David Cronenburg says his plans to make a movie about F1 in 1986 were put on hold after he failed to strike an agreement with the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Cronenburg even said he was planning to ask 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg to drive the camera car.
Full story: The Independent

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see also
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
13 Sep 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
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