This is F1Minute for the 10th March 2009.
Räikkönen topped the timesheets in Barcelona today, despite only managing just over 50 laps. The Ferrari suffered from a KERS cooling issue, and the team had to halt their testing programme. Toro Rosso also had a frustrating day, with Bourdais completing only 14 laps before a front suspension problem returned him to the garage. In the afternoon, Buemi went out for six laps but set no time, and the team had to call it a day. Nakajima was second fastest in the Williams, whilst Barrichello got behind the wheel of the Brawn GP car to secure third.
Meanwhile, Ross Brawn has said that they had no choice but to pursue the management buyout option, otherwise the team would have had no future. He also put a stop to the rumours that Nick Fry was no longer involved, as no mention has been made of him since the team was announced. Brawn confirmed: “Nick has been a key member of the team. He retains his position as CEO and will be a vital member for the future.”
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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