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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from the international media

Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen could leave rallying and make a return to F1 next season

Kimi Raikkonen's possible Formula 1 return would liven up the post-race party scene as well as adding a sixth world champion to the starting grid, say Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher and Team Lotus's Heikki Kovalainen.
Full story: Reuters

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has urged Williams to bring Raikkonen back to the sport.
Full story: Press Association

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that his ex-wife spent more than £12m on their youngest daughter's wedding without telling him.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Neale and Sam Michael
Michael (right) is in Abu Dhabi for his first race in his new McLaren role

Former Williams technical director Sam Michael, who has moved to McLaren to take up the role of sporting director, is in Abu Dhabi this week for his first race in his new role. However, while Williams have allowed the Australian to start his job two races early, he is not allowed to wear team gear.

Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto Jr, the son of former F1 driver Johnny Cecotto who crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in 1984, breaking both his legs to effectively end his career, will test for Force India at the young driver test in Abu Dhabi next week.
Full story: Force India

Virgin's drivers at the Abu Dhabi young driver test following this weekend's Grand Prix will be Englishman Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Frenchman Charles Pic and Canadian reserve driver Robert Wickens.
Full story: Virgin Racing

Organisers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which made its debut on the calendar in 2009, have said the event is a sell-out for the third consecutive year.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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see also
Thursday's F1 gossip column
10 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Wednesday's F1 gossip column
09 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Tuesday's F1 gossip column
08 Nov 11 |  Formula 1
Monday's F1 gossip column
07 Nov 11 |  Formula 1


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