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Kobayashi steals the limelight in Jerez - Sauber take the top spot in testing, whilst Silverstone is changing

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Kobayashi steals the limelight in Jerez
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It’s the 11th February 2010 and this is F1Minute.

We saw a lot more laps in Jerez today, as the weather was much improved on yesterday. Sébastien Buemi led the way for the majority of the time, but he was beaten right at the last minute by a tenth of a second from Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi. There were a couple of red flags, one from Button and one from Hülkenberg, plus Timo Glock stopped the action when his front wing fell off. Virgin Racing confirmed they knew what the problem was but didn’t have enough parts to fix it, so they couldn’t continue testing for the rest of the day. Glock managed just 5 laps yesterday and only 11 today.

Meanwhile, the managing director of Silverstone, Richard Phillips, has confirmed that they will use the new layout for the grand prix this year. The design was originally brought in for MotoGP but Phillips says: “Some will miss not seeing modern day F1 cars accelerating through Bridge, but we have to move with the times and continue looking at ways to improve the overall experience.”

That’s all for now, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.