Paul Ricard test day three

Third F1 Test day at the Paul Ricard HTTT Teams McLaren Mercedes (Pedro de La Rosa / Gary Paffett), Panasonic Toyota Racing (Jarno Trulli / Ricardo Zonta), Renault F1 (Heikki Kovalainen) and BMW Sauber (Nick Heidfeld) started their penultimate...

Third F1 Test day at the Paul Ricard HTTT

Teams McLaren Mercedes (Pedro de La Rosa / Gary Paffett), Panasonic Toyota Racing (Jarno Trulli / Ricardo Zonta), Renault F1 (Heikki Kovalainen) and BMW Sauber (Nick Heidfeld) started their penultimate test day on the 3E SC track solution (3,818 km) with better weather conditions than the previous days (18°C air temperature and 28°C on the track this afternoon).

Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen (Renault F1) signed again the best lap time in 1:04.466, improving of 6/1000 yesterday's best time. The Finn also completed today the greatest number of laps (213).

The test will continue tomorrow with the same teams on the same track solution. French driver Olivier Panis will take over from Jarno Trulli (Panasonic Toyota Racing) and Robert Kubica from Nick Heidfled (BMW Sauber).

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Olivier Panis , Nick Heidfeld , Ricardo Zonta , Heikki Kovalainen , Gary Paffett , Robert Kubica
Teams Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Toyota Racing