This is F1Minute and it’s the 22nd January.
Testing came to an abrupt and early end today when the wet weather became too treacherous. The session was red flagged after just half an hour, as the medical helicopters were unable to take off in the bad conditions.
The Technical Manager at Bridgestone, Tetsuro Kobayashi admits that this test has been troublesome. He said: “This was a difficult test because of the weather and we learnt that the Algarve does not always live up to its reputation of good conditions. The rain, and even hailstones, seriously hampered progress during the week.” He added that they’re not worried about being behind schedule, as there are still a few more tests before the season gets going.
Elsewhere today, Bernie Ecclestone has told the BBC Asian Network that there will definitely be an Indian Grand Prix in 2011. Development on a new track was postponed in October but is due to begin again this year after Bernie said contracts and calendars had been sorted out.
That’s it for today, please join me tomorrow for more from F1Minute.
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