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Bahrain day two - Ferrari still on top 10 Feb 2008

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) tests Ferrari F2008, Bahrain, 9 February 2008. © Ferrari Felipe Massa (BRA) tests Ferrari F2008, Bahrain, 9 February 2008. © Ferrari

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen remains the driver to beat after topping the timesheets again on Sunday, during the second day of testing in Bahrain. Raikkonen clocked a best time of 1m 30.015s around the Sakhir circuit to beat team mate Felipe Massa by over one-tenth of a second.

Raikkonen and Massa took to the track in F2008s as they focused on set-up work but both Ferrari drivers endured reliability problems during the session. While the Finn was interrupted by an oil leak, the Brazilian was hampered by an engine problem.

The only other team testing in Bahrain, Toyota, fielded Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. Trulli proved to be the quickest, finishing the session in third. Both carried out simulation work during the day, practicing pit stops and qualifying laps.

“We ran different settings during the simulation and it was positive to see how consistent the cars were during the race, especially Jarno’s car,” said Dieter Gass, Toyota’s chief race and test engineer. “Again it was very good to see the TF108 running reliably, which it has done all year so far, and the pit crew did a good job with the four stops we made during the race.”

Testing continues in Bahrain on Monday.

Unofficial Sunday times from Bahrain:
1. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:30.015
2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:30.190
3. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1:30.944
4. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1:31.213