McLaren tops final day at Jerez

The last day of testing this week at Jerez de la Frontera saw a pair of McLarens head the field of seven drivers from four teams. Team test driver Alex Wurz set a best of 1:16.043 and Juan Pablo Montoya was half a second behind. Williams wound...

The last day of testing this week at Jerez de la Frontera saw a pair of McLarens head the field of seven drivers from four teams. Team test driver Alex Wurz set a best of 1:16.043 and Juan Pablo Montoya was half a second behind.

Williams wound up its test week with Nick Heidfeld again one place in front of Antonio Pizzona, third and fourth respectively. The team's focus at Jerez had been set up, systems checks, brakes and tyre testing.

"The main focus of the week was tyre testing for Michelin, continuing the work we started with our tyre partner before Christmas," said technical director Sam Michael. "We also spent time working on brake and traction control testing, as well as practising starts for the new regulations."

Tester Ricardo Zonta and Jarno Trulli wrapped things up for Toyota in fifth and sixth. "To date things are going reasonably well," said Trulli. "Now we have to keep discovering and resolving all the problems that you always get with a new car, but I am optimistic because the team and the car are working well."

Test driver Marc Gené rounded off the times in seventh to conclude Ferrari's week of electronics, new components and tyre work. The Scuderia resumes testing at Barcelona next week with Michael Schumacher behind the wheel.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Williams