Welcome to F1Minute for the 10th February 2009.
Two sets of testing kicked off today, with Ferrari, BMW and Toyota in Bahrain, and the other teams bar Force India in Jerez. Glock was quickest in the desert, although all three were only split by two tenths of a second. The first session was somewhat unfortunate, as the morning was delayed due to heavy fog. It cleared up to allow the cars to run, but for teams wishing to avoid the weather, this is not a good start.
Meanwhile in Spain, it did rain around lunchtime, but it was just a shower and allowed plenty of running. Buemi was fastest in 2008 machinery, whilst Vettel led the way for the new cars. He beat Hülkenberg in the Williams and Kovalainen in the McLaren. The Red Bull had a problem in the afternoon, with a gearbox sensor, and the team decided to stop running. Piquet in the Renault spent the entire day at the bottom of the timesheets, almost a second behind his nearest rival.
That’s it for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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