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MARCH 24, 2004

Where there is smoke there isn't fire...

Reports of a fire at the new Sauber windtunnel have been grossly exaggerated. According to the team there was a short circuit in one of the transformers yesterday afternoon and the smoke produced triggered the fire alarms to go off at Hinwil. Repair work on the transformer is expected to take about a week but as there was no actual fire there was no other damage to the building. The windtunnel will be operational again as soon as the transformer is fixed.