Wurz on top Barcelona 2002-03-20

Alex Wurz topped the time sheets again for McLaren today in Barcelona where twelve drivers took part in the test session in sunny conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Austrian test driver clocked a fastest of 1:18.667 over 64 laps, nearly...

Alex Wurz topped the time sheets again for McLaren today in Barcelona where twelve drivers took part in the test session in sunny conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Austrian test driver clocked a fastest of 1:18.667 over 64 laps, nearly two tenths faster than the second placed Ferrari of Rubens Barrichello.

Barrichello continued to develop the F2002 which the team have yet to decide whether to use at Interlagos for the Brazilian Grand Prix next weekend. Ferrari tester Luca Badoer was third fastest, doing the most laps of the day with 107 but suffering a mechanical failure, followed Renault's Jarno Trulli. The Italian had a trying day, a misfire hampering his morning session but completed 28 laps working on Michelin tyre develpoment.

Juan Pablo Montoya and Marc Gene were on duty for Williams, setting the sixth and eighth times respectively, running a routine test programme. They were separated by the Jaguar of Pedro de la Rosa, the team working with both the 2001 R2 chassis and this year's R3 to assess performance. Takuma Sato was ninth for Jordan; he had two minor offs and worked on a tyre programme for Bridgestone. A busy day for Sato as he also ran gearbox and hydraulic reliability tests as well as general set up work.

Sauber's Felipe Massa was tenth, aerodynamics being the team's main focus in readiness for Brazil. BAR tester Anthony Davidson followed behind, over three seconds off the pace of Wurz and Toyota test driver Ryan Briscoe rounded up the times on a 1:24.108, working on new engine specifications and a new chassis.

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