Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

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Driver Rubens Barrichello has revealed the depth of the problems afflicting Williams. "There are too many people doing too many jobs right now," he said in the wake of technical director Sam Michael's departure.Full story: ESPN F1external-link

Force India's Paul di Resta is keeping his options open after his impressive start to the season sparked rumours of a switch to Mercedes, the team with which he clinched the DTM Touring Car series in 2010. "You are always interested if teams like that are interested," he said.Full story: autosport.comexternal-link

Representatives from Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes will meet in Stuttgart on 14 May for summit talks on the future of Formula 1. The sport's potential takeover by News Corporation, the contents of a new Concorde Agreement and the planned switch to smaller, more efficient engines from 2013 are all on the agenda.Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Ferrari have said that they will not comment on a the future ownership of Formula 1. "All we can do is repeat what has already been said so often in the past: Ferrari stresses the importance of ensuring the long term stability and development of Formula 1," concluded a statement.Full story: Ferrari.comexternal-link

But Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has warned current owners CVC Partners that it must invest in the sport to ensure F1 remains relevant and popular. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Despite his insistence that Formula 1 is not for sale, Bernie Ecclestone, who runs the sport on behalf of owners CVC Partners, cannot block a News Corporation bid alone. Ecclestone is estimated to control only about 17.4% of F1 and could find various team backers supporting a change in ownership. Full story: Joe Saward F1 Blogexternal-link

In the midst of an extensive restructuring, Williams chairman Adam Parr appears to have upset Patrick Head by claiming the team's director and co-founder was to retire this year. "He wasn't in a position to make that statement," stated Head.Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

Mercedes boss Norbert Haug has brushed off reports that Nico Rosberg could move to Ferrari at the end of the season. "Last weekend it was the first of May, not the first of April. So this joke is a month too late," he commented.Full story: ESPN F1external-link

Ferrari will not introduce their flexible front wing at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, despite trying the design in a straight-line test last week. (Autosport magazine)

Mercedes are continuing their cautious development strategy as they bid to realise the potential of a car that team principal Ross Brawn said was "fundamentally good". (Autosport magazine)

Tyre supplier Pirelli will test out their new hard compound during testing at Istanbul Park on Friday. If successful it could be in place for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on 22 May. Full story: Pirelliexternal-link

Craig Pollock, who is launching a 1.6-litre turbo F1 engine with Pure (Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d'Energie), believes his new company is ahead of the competition in developing a unit compliant with the rule change scheduled for 2013.Full story: autosport.comexternal-link

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