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The rain in Spain to fall mainly on new Red Bull, Force India and Virgin?

They say the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain - but it is likely to fall rather more upon Red Bull Racing, Force India F1 and Virgin Racing's new car debuts at Jerez this week, if forecasters have got it right...
The decision made by anticipated F1 2010 title protagonist Red Bull Racing to delay the debut of its new Renault-powered RB6 until after the opening pre-season test in Valencia last week could be set to backfire, it seems, with predictions of rain for the forthcoming session at Jerez.

Ferrari, Mercedes Grand Prix, McLaren-Mercedes, Renault, Williams, Sauber and Scuderia Toro Rosso all hit the track for the first time with their 2010 contenders around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, benefitting from good running over three mainly dry days – but 2009 runner-up Red Bull as well as Force India F1 and newcomer Virgin Racing are only due to do likewise at Jerez, further south in Spain, when testing resumes for four days on Wednesday (10 February).

Forecasters are predicting rain on at least one of the days, and indeed possibly on all four – which would be bad news indeed for those teams yet to take to the track in anger. Last year, poor weather conditions in Europe played to the advantage of Ferrari and especially Toyota, who elected instead to run in considerably hotter, drier climes in Bahrain.

Alongside RBR, FIF1 and Virgin, all of the Valencia attendees are due to turn out again at Jerez, ahead of a third test at the same venue from 17-20 February, and a final outing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona from 25-28 February.

The 2010 F1 campaign will officially get underway with the curtain-raising Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir on 14 March.



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Froggy - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 9:24 PM

i know that Taz, but still, get some wet weather data in, theres bound to be a wet race this season(the way the weather is going in the UK, it will probably be Silverstone)i wont hurt. no need to cancel the whole test



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