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Testing in Bahrain finishes, whilst Jerez gets going // Ferrari pull off a hat trick in the desert

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I’m Christine, this is F1Minute and these are your headlines for the 11th February.

One test draws to a close and another begins. In Bahrain, the Toyota and Ferrari boys have finished another three day test. Toyota ran a complete race weekend simulation and the conclusion is the car is better than its predecessor but they haven’t closed the gap enough. Ferrari topped the timesheets each day, Räikkönen twice and Massa once today. Both drivers had reliability problems over the weekend, but are not particularly rattled by them.

Over in Jerez, a Red Bull and Williams only test has kicked off, with David Coulthard leading the pack on Day 1, just ahead of teammate Mark Webber. Webber has said he is feeling encouraged by the cars reliability over the winter tests, and is happy that any recurring gearbox problems from last year have been fixed.

In other news, the organisers of the Bahrain GP have said they’re open to having a night race, even though the timing differences mean they don’t need to, and Portugal is spending 200 million Euros on a new track and hoping F1 returns to the Algarve.

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