World champion Michael Schumacher added: ''Let's talk about facts. There are always stories doing the rounds.''
''I haven't heard anything,'' Jarno Trulli chimed in, ''but I'd be happy to go there again.''
Jordan's Tiago Monteiro said: ''I'll do five more (grands prix) if you want! I've not heard anything about it though.''
Kimi Raikkonen, meanwhile – desperate to close the title gap to Alonso, inadvertently churned out the quote of the day. The Finn said, deadpan: ''Why non-championship?''