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Ferrari ends F1 testing early in Bahrain

Ferrari has suspended its testing in Bahrain early due to concerns over a chassis damaged during the race weekend
Ferrari has suspended its testing in Bahrain early on Wednesday due to concerns over a chassis damaged during Kimi Raikkonen's race weekend.

The team has been running Raikkonen's chassis, but believes it may have been damaged during an excursion over a large kerb at Turn 4 during FP1 on Friday. At the time of the incident, Ferrari believed that only the floor had been broken, but it now has found issues with the chassis itself.

As a precaution, Ferrari has suspended its running after just 12 laps for Fernando Alonso on Wednesday and is unlikely to run again. On Tuesday the team was able to complete 69 laps despite causing a red flag in the morning session.

Ferrari is not the only team to have trouble during the test. At the time it stopped running, Ferrari had still completed more laps than both Red Bull (nine) and Lotus (seven).



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Taipan

April 09, 2014 1:37 PM

I was actually going to ask during winter testing if both drivers used their own car or shared one, then I decided it was a daft question and they were bound to use their own cars. Not such a daft question after all and quite a surprising answer.



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