Weather halts Algarve test


Jan.22 (GMM) Thursday's testing at the Algarve circuit in southern Portugal was suspended mid-morning due to atrocious weather conditions.

Dark skies and torrential rain lashed the Portimao region, but it was the inability of the medical helicopter to take off or land at the nearby designated hospital due to poor visibility that actually caused the red flags to be waved.

McLaren and Renault had not attempted to run in the conditions, but Toyota's Timo Glock, Williams' Kazuki Nakaima and Sebastien Buemi in the Toro Rosso all completed out-in laps.

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