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Tuesday's F1 gossip column

BBC Sport brings you a regular round-up of the gossip in newspapers and on specialist websites around the world.

Volkswagen have decided against a return to Formula One, despite interest from Red Bull and McLaren in having the German company supply their engines.
Full story: Frankfurter Allgemeine (in German)

The president of the International Motorsport Federation's senate has visited the site of the 2012 US Grand Prix in Texas and says race organisers have "set the bar pretty high".
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The schedule for winter testing has been announced, with six test sessions in the Middle East and Spain culminating in the final test in Bahrain, one week before the 2011 championship starts.
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Heikki Kovalainen says reports that former manager Flavio Briatore blocked his entry to Formula One when he was offered drives by Minardi in 2005 and 2006 are untrue.
Full story: Heikki Kovalainen on twitter

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says he does not expect the world title to be decided by the outcome of the Brazilian Grand Prix, and that he expects it to go down to the final race in Abu Dhabi.
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Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the sport could do without some of the new teams, calling them "an embarrassment" who "do nothing for us".
Full story: Financial Times

Ferrari team chief Stefano Domenicali says Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso will start on level pegging next season, with neither driver given preference by the team.
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Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld says he has struggled this year compared to team-mate Kamui Kobayashi because he has been using older engines.
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This story will be updated throughout the day.

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see also
Monday's F1 gossip column
01 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's F1 gossip column
31 Oct 10 |  Gossip

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