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Red Bull to skip first test of the year // Horner believes the team should start the year in the wind tunnel

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Today is the 12th January 2010, welcome to F1Minute.

Following on from yesterdays testing news, Autosport are reporting that Red Bull won’t be attending the very first pre-season test of the year. They did a similar thing in 2009, joining up with the rest of the teams at the second test, and Christian Horner explains: “It’s to optimise the team in the wind tunnel as much as possible. Obviously the car is much more of an evolution of the 2009 car rather than the clean sheet of regulations that we had for last season.”

Meanwhile, outside of F1, Nelson Piquet has decided to have a go at NASCAR in the States for 2010, although he hasn’t confirmed for which team or which particular series he’ll be in either. Piquet did say: “Being successful in F1 was always my goal but I have learnt that happiness is just as important as ambition and after my first 18 months in F1 did not go as planned, I have decided to focus on something different.” He’s feeling positive about the new challenge.

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