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Toro Rosso leads day 2 at Jerez on slicks // Vettel tops the leaderboard, whilst BMW and Toyota worry about KERS

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Toro Rosso leads day 2 at Jerez on slicks
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Welcome to F1Minute for the 23rd July 2008.

The second day of testing in Jerez drew to a close today with Vettel still leading the way. Toro Rosso were testing out slick tyres and posted the fastest time ahead of de la Rosa in the McLaren and Räikkönen in the Ferrari – who was on grooved tyres. There was just one red flag caused by Alex Wurz for Honda, as he stopped on track with what appeared to be an engine problem.

Following yesterday’s incident where a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock from a car with KERS installed, we’ve had a few updates. The mechanic was released from the medical centre with just a minor injury to his arm, but was later taken to hospital suffering dizzy spells and kept overnight for observation. He was released today. Toyota team president John Howett has spoken out, saying he doesn’t believe that KERS will be ready in time for introduction as soon as 2009.

It looks like the F1 Working Group will be discussing the issues at their next meeting.

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