Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone dismissed speculation about possible takeovers and rival series on Saturday as 'normal foreplay' to a new commercial agreement with teams and the governing body. Full story: Reutersexternal-link

Force India's Paul di Resta was called to face race stewards after failing to stop at the weighbridge during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix. The Scot escaped with a reprimand however after explaining his view of the relevant red light was obstructed by a Toro Rosso.Full story: autosport.comexternal-link

Australian Daniel Ricciardo is set to take up a Toro Rosso seat in 2012 according to team boss Franz Tost.Full story: Reutersexternal-link

Bahrain Grand Prix chiefs say they are now "ready" for the race to be reinstated on the calendar this season.Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says the team will not be able to turn around their form overnight but the target is to have a winning car in Canada.Full story: James Allen on F1external-link

Tyre supplier Pirelli is ready to commit itself to a long-term future in Formula 1 after expressing delight that it has put the 'emotion' back into the racing.Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Fernando Alonso is convinced Robert Kubica will be back in F1 following his horrific rally accident in February - but perhaps not until next year. "I spoke with him three days ago and again I wished him a good, quick recovery," the Spaniard said. "He is doing well, although it is not that easy for him to recover from all the injuries. But I'm sure he will be here very soon, maybe this year, and no doubts next year." (Press Association)

Virgin Racing's Jerome d'Ambrosio has been handed a five-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in second practice after Williams' Pastor Maldonado spin on the exit of Turn Eight. Full story: autosport.comexternal-link

One of Team Lotus trucks caught fire in the Istanbul Park paddock on Saturday morning. One mechanic claimed the fire, which started in the plant room, had caused "quite a lot of damage.Full story: Adam Cooper's F1 Blogexternal-link

McLaren's Jenson Button says just 35mph feels fast when he is in the passenger seat of girlfriend Jessica Michibata's car.Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

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