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Thursday's Formula 1 news roundup: Michael Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, George Russell

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Thursday, June 11.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Thursday, June 11.

Thursday morning's headlines:

Austria GP preparations 'like clockwork' - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko says preparations for Formula 1's return to racing next month are "going like clockwork". Read more.

F1 driver lineups 'looking to the future' - Russell
Top Formula 1 teams are "looking to the future", according to George Russell. Read more.

Bottas only needs to beat 'one driver' - Hakkinen
Valtteri Bottas could win the 2020 world championship by beating just "one driver". Read more.

Shutdown could shake up F1 hierarchy - Hakkinen
Experienced drivers in smaller teams may benefit the most from F1's long coronavirus shutdown period, according to Mika Hakkinen. Read more.

Only 10 journalists to attend first 'ghost races'
A very minimal number of media representatives will be permitted to attend the first 'ghost races' in Austria and Hungary next month. Read more.

Bottas says Mercedes 'not considering' Vettel
Mercedes is "not considering" signing up Sebastian Vettel for 2021. Read more.

Norris 'glad' to lose followers over politics
Lando Norris says he faced a backlash among his social media followers after wading into the current political moment. Read more.

Report names three potential Williams buyers
Three names are in the fray as potential buyers for the struggling F1 backmarker Williams. Read more.

Fewer car updates planned for 2020 - Green
Formula 1 teams will have only a limited car development program in 2020, according to Racing Point technical boss Andy Green. Read more.

Baku cancellation now imminent - source
Baku, Singapore and Suzuka are set to be definitively scratched from the 2020 calendar. Read more.

Mercedes to set pace in Austria - Alesi
Jean Alesi thinks Mercedes will be the team to beat when the revised world championship kicks off next month in Austria. Read more.

'Old school' Mugello to be F1's 1000th race
Mugello looks set to join the other six European 'ghost race' venues on the initial corona-induced 2020 calendar. Read more.

Hungary reveals $20m 'ghost race' discount
Hungaroring boss Zsolt Guylay admits the F1 race promoters got a discount on their 2020 race fee. Read more.

Ricciardo didn't quit Renault 'on a whim'
Daniel Ricciardo insists he did not decide to quit Renault "on a whim". Read more.

Raikkonen could retire after 2020 season
Kimi Raikkonen has left open the door to possible retirement at the end of 2020. Read more.

Russell admits eye on Mercedes seat
George Russell has admitted he has a keen eye on a potential Mercedes race seat for 2021. Read more.

Ferrari legality saga not over yet
As Formula 1 begins to race out of the corona crisis, the 2019 Ferrari engine legality saga looks set to return. Read more.

Indy eyes F1 race as soon as 2021
Another grand prix in the United States could take place as soon as 2021 - but not in Miami. Read more.

Michael Schumacher pictured in December 2012
Michael Schumacher to undergo treatment

Michael Schumacher is set to undergo an operation, according to the Italian source Contro Copertina. Read more.

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