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Speed and Badoer test at Mugello

Ferrari and Scuderia Toro Rosso continued testing at Mugello today, with Scott Speed drawing attention as he returned to the STR02 cockpit after a public spat with his team bosses.

The American, who had a physical altercation at the Nurburgring last weekend with Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost, resumed his testing duties at the Italian circuit today with no visible change to his status in the team.

Speed ran a total of 42 laps around the 5.245km circuit, concentrating on set-up work for the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend as well as work on the braking system and some aero updates.

Toro Rosso said the testing programme was interrupted because of an electrical problem in the morning, and by a coolant leak in the afternoon session.

Speed, who will continue testing at Mugello tomorrow, set a best time of 1:24.097 - over two seconds slower than Ferrari's test driver Luca Badoer, whose fastest time was 1:21.847.

Badoer covered a total of 82 laps, concentrating on development programme of new mechanical and aerodynamic components that are scheduled to be used in the next few races.

Badoer will be replaced tomorrow by Felipe Massa.

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