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Ferrari, BMW Sauber, Toyota testing again in Bahrain 16 Feb 2009

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F60. Formula One Testing, Day One, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Monday 16 February 2009. Christian Klien (AUT) BMW Sauber F1.09. Formula One Testing, Day One, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Monday 16 February 2009.

Although they found their running in Bahrain thwarted by sandstorms last week, Ferrari Toyota and BMW Sauber are back testing at the Sakhir circuit on Monday. The trio of teams plan to be in action for four days, as they make the most of journeying to the Middle East and continue their preparations for the 2009 season.

Kimi Raikkonen is scheduled to take charge of Ferrari’s programme initially, before handing over the F60 to team mate Felipe Massa later in the week. Raikkonen will be joined on track on Monday by Toyota’s Jarno Trulli and BMW Sauber tester Christian Klien, although Timo Glock and Nick Heidfeld are both expected to make appearances too.

Whilst those in Bahrain continue their on-track development, the rest of the 2009 field, the bulk of whom tested at Jerez last week, have returned to their bases ahead of the next multi-team test at the Spanish circuit at the start of March.