Testing from Montmelo
These are the latest testing times from Montmelo. Testing continues at Jerez next week.
1. David Coulthard McLaren 1:21.44 (32 laps) 2. Jarno Trulli Jordan 1:22.28 (31) 3. Olivier Panis McLaren 1:22.40 (14) 4. Pedro Diniz Sauber 1:22.98 (48) 5. Pedro De la Rosa Arrows 1:23.21 (85) 6. Jorg Muller Williams 1:24.10 (42)
Official F1 entry list
The provisional entry list for the 2000 season has been issued by the FIA with few surprises, other than Pedro de la Rosa not being listed for Arrows. The drivers are shown in number order.
1 & 2: West McLaren Mercedes - McLaren Mercedes Hakkinen & Coulthard
3 & 4: Scuderia Italia Marlboro - Ferrari Schumacher & Barrichello
5 & 6: Benson & Hedges Jordan - Jordan Mugen-Honda Frentzen & Trulli
7 & 8: Jaguar Racing - Jaguar Cosworth Irvine & Herbert
9 & 10: BMW WilliamsF1 Team - Williams BMW R Schumacher & Zanardi
11 & 12: Mild Seven Benetton (+ name engine manufacturer) - Benetton-TBA Fisichella & Wurz
14 & 15: Gauloises Prost Peugeot - Prost Peugeot Alesi & Heidfeld
16 & 17: Red Bull Sauber Petronas - Sauber Petronas Diniz & Salo
18 & 19: (sponsor) Arrows Supertec - Arrows Supertec TBA & TBA
20 & 21: TBA Minardi - Minardi Marc Gené & TBA 22 & 23: Lucky Strike Reynard British American Racing
BAR Honda - BAR Honda Villeneuve & Zonta
Drivers can be changed up to 4pm on March 9th 2000.
Toyota pays entry fee
Toyota have lodged their US$45m deposit with the FIA for the 2001 season - - a year earlier than expected. The Japanese giant has decided to come in in 2001 due to the interest in the final spot. If the concern had waited, there was a possibility of not being able to enter without buying out an existing team.
- -- Stephen M Baines http://www.motorsport.org.uk