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F1 Mole | 10:39 UK time, Tuesday, 10 March 2009

In Barcelona, Spain.

Toyota probably wish they could press the rewind button after their media presentation in Barcelona on Monday.

The team took time out from testing to explain the latest technical developments on their 2009 car.

But Toyota will be hoping the technology is more reliable on the track than their DVD presentation.

First of all the DVD did not work at all. Then it played - just with no sound or pictures.

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That all left the audience watching a TV screen displaying LG - rival electronics company and Toyota's title sponsors Panasonic must have been thrilled.

Meanwhile, Toyota president John Howett reckons that only one team will begin the Australian Grand Prix with the innovative Kers energy recovery system.

"I think it will be a white one as opposed to a silver one," he said, hinting that BMW Sauber, who have championed the technology, will run it in Melbourne.

As for Toyota, they say they will not be bringing in the system until the end of the year, if at all.


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