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Ferrari fly and Toyota struggle in Bahrain - Desert testing continues as Barcelona defend their event

Published by Christine

Ferrari fly and Toyota struggle in Bahrain
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Hi everyone, I’m Christine and this is F1Minute for the 5th February 2008.

Ferrari and Toyota continue their test in Bahrain, with Kimi Räikkönen topping the times, Badoer in the sister Ferrari behind him, and Glock and Trulli rounding out the four runners. The Toyota boys appeared to be struggling and Trulli commented on what a difficult day it was. He said: “At the moment we are still in the first stages of our preparation – we have updates and more performance to come.”

The boss of the Circuit de Catalunya has been speaking of the incident at Barcelona testing this past weekend. He said that officials acted immediately to deal with those involved, and he feels that reporting of the incident has not been entirely accurate. He says: “In no way can the behaviour of ten fans represent the 55,000 who enjoyed the three days and knew how to behave. I think that in some cases the behaviour of some 10 or 15 people has been taken out of context. We are against any racist or xenophobic demonstration, even if it’s from a few, and we are not going to allow a repeat of this in the future.”

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.