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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Sauber driver Sergio Perez will test for Ferrari at the team's Fiorano track on Thursday. The Mexican will be driving a 2009 F60 car as part of his training under Ferrari's young driver programme.

Renault are willing to give Robert Kubica all of the mileage in a 2009-specification Formula 1 car that he needs if there is a chance of him coming back for the start of next season. (Autosport magazine)

Formula 1's racing teams have hired advisers to look at taking a stake in the Grand Prix business.
Full story: The Independent

The hiring of DC Advisory Partners is not a move by teams to take over the sport, but simply them trying to find ways to improve the sport, according to McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh.
Full story: Autosport

Team Lotus is set to be rebranded as the Caterham Formula 1 team for next year. (Autosport magazine)

Michael Schumacher's robust defence against Lewis Hamilton at Monza last weekend has been praised by the head of Mercedes-Benz cars as "pure racing".
Full story: Autosport

Former Benetton, McLaren and Renault driver Alexander Wurz responds to Zetsche's remarks by saying: "Says a man who never got pushed off the track with 300!"
Alexander Wurz on Twitter

Nick Heidfeld has not given up on a return to Formula 1 next year, despite being dropped by the Renault team last month.
Full story: Autosport

Hispania technical director Geoff Willis has left the team having failed to get assurances about their financial commitment to the design and build of their 2012 car. (Autosport magazine)

Well travelled F1 designer Jorg Zander was spotted with the HRT team at Monza, and the German is believed to have agreed to join the Spanish-owned outfit.
Full story: Adam Cooper's F1 blog

Force India reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg is hopeful he will be promoted to a race seat with the team next year, but does not expect the team to decide on their line-up until December.
Nico Hulkenberg on Twitter

Red Bull will receive free Renault engines under the supply deal in which it has become the French manufacturer's works team. (Autosport magazine)

Williams conducted a straight-line test at Kemble Airfield on Wednesday to evaluate its upgrade package for the six season-ending flyaway races. Reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who clinched the GP3 championship at Monza last Saturday, was on driving duty during the test.
Full story: Autosport

Pirelli wants to revamp the colour coding of its tyres for next season in a bid to make it clearer for fans exactly which compounds drivers are using.
Full story: Autosport

South Korea's Formula 1 Grand Prix will be a more enjoyable experience this year, organisers promised, after last year's inaugural race sparked widespread spectator complaints.
Agence France Presse in the Straits Times

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Wednesday's F1 gossip column
14 Sep 11 |  Formula 1


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