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Massa leads day 1 of Silverstone test - Ferrari are dominating whilst Toro Rosso and Renault struggle

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Massa leads day 1 of Silverstone test
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Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 24th June 2008.

A three day test at Silverstone kicked off today with Felipe Massa putting Ferrari at the top of the time sheets. The Ferrari boys did have some troubles, with their car stopping out on track and causing a red flag, but it obviously didn’t hinder them too much. Kovalainen in the McLaren was just behind, then Kubica for BMW. Other notable events, Vettel had gearbox trouble and finished the day last, whilst Piquet had engine problems, causing another red flag.

Elsewhere, after the recent upset over the super licence price hike, the FIA are now set to discuss the possibility of raising the entry fee for teams. It currently stands at 300,000 Euros and could go up to 740,000. That’s quite a steep hike. There’s a World Council meeting tomorrow, where the FIA will decide if teams should start paying for some of the services they provide, such as weather forecasting, digilights, and the intercom system from the pits to race control. Also on the agenda will be regulation changes for 2009.

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