Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Jean Todt, the president of governing body the FIA, said in a news conference the decision to have no in-season testing was "stupid". He is to ask the teams for their support in bringing back a limited amount next year. If they do not agree, he will do it unilaterally for 2013. (BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz)

Todt has commissioned a report on conditions in Bahrain. It will be presented to the FIA before it makes its decision on 3 June whether to reschedule the Gulf state's grand prix this season. (BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz)

Todt also said he would not abandon plans to introduce 1.6-litre turbocharged engines in 2013, despite opposition from Ferrari and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone. But he did add that he was having a meeting on 21 May where he would talk to the engine designers about their progress and any problems they were encountering. (BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz)

Ecclestone has warned teams it would be "suicidal" for them if the sport moved to News Corporation's pay-per-view channels as part of a takeover deal. Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Ecclestone says he does not want to rush the decision to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix despite organisers saying they are ready to host the event. Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Ferrari is planning a development upgrade of its wind tunnel later this summer in a bid to put to bed the correlation problems that have affected its early season form. Full story: Autosportexternal-link

The FIA has told teams that the drag-reduction system (DRS) - or moveable rear wing - will be used in Monaco. Adam Cooper's F1 blogexternal-link

Tyre supplie Pirelli will supply the soft and super-soft tyres at June's Canadian Grand Prix, as in Monaco. At the European Grand Prix in Valencia, it will be the medium and super-soft, and the British Grand Prix will see the hard and soft tyres used. (Pirelli)

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