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Räikkönen leads in Bahrain despite KERS trouble - The three teams in Bahrain are seperated by less than half a second

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Räikkönen leads in Bahrain despite KERS trouble
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This is F1Minute and it’s the 17th February 2009.

Kimi Räikkönen led the way in Bahrain today, topping the timesheets ahead of Trulli and then Heidfeld. All three teams completed over 100 laps, although Trulli did 149, which is pretty impressive. Afterwards he said he was happy with the car as it felt both competitive and reliable. Ferrari, meanwhile, lost a couple of hours to a KERS problem, with the cooling circuit failing, and they apparently used the issue to work on emergency procedures. Despite the problems, Ferrari were only a tenth faster than Toyota, and the three teams were only separated by four tenths.

Elsewhere, Williams have become the next team to suggest they might not start the season with KERS. A spokesperson said: “The situation here is that we are working to bring the technology to the car but we are not going to race it in Melbourne.” They also added that the system will only be brought in once it is shown to improve performance.

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