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Monday, March 2, 2009

The rain in Spain...

... or wherever Toyota goes, bad weather will follow.

Toyota’s Timo Glock topped the charts at a rainy Jerez, but with rain in Spain, sand in Bahrain, and rain in Spain again, is it possible Toyota’s 2009 season will be derailed by weather?

Probably not, but something to ponder.

Formula One Testing


Glock turned in a best 1:30.979 over 89 laps in the TF109 as the team focused on wet weather work.

BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica finished second and Nico Rosberg for Williams.

Monday -- Jerez:
  1. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1:30.979
  2. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 1:31.327
  3. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:31.451
  4. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India, 1:31.547
  5. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1:32.220
  6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 1:33.371
  7. Nelson Piquet, Renault, 1:33.476
  8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, no time

Q&A with Vijay Mallya

Autosport.com catches up with Vijay Mallya in an entertaining and informative interview. Among the interesting items he drops:

“... the FIA rules say that an engine manufacturer can only supply two teams. As far as Mercedes is concerned, that's McLaren and Force India. I think a special one-year dispensation, I understand, has been granted for Mercedes to supply the ex-Honda team just to keep it on the grid.

I could have objected but I chose not to because it is good for F1. Nobody likes to see a team disappear. We had unfortunately Super Aguri disappear last year and I don't think it is good for the sport that one more team goes.

We all have to recognize that we have to sometimes be more positive to keep the sport intact...”
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well put by Vijay. The man has common sense.
Chris

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