BAR Barcelona test day two

Day two at the Circuit De Catalunya, saw Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda's Olivier Panis continue to put the BAR004 through its first paces. He was joined for a second day by test driver Anthony Davidson, once again taking to the track in the BAR003. A...

Day two at the Circuit De Catalunya, saw Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda's Olivier Panis continue to put the BAR004 through its first paces. He was joined for a second day by test driver Anthony Davidson, once again taking to the track in the BAR003.

A change in the weather meant the circuit was wet for most of the day. While this hampered the team's progress in terms of running time, day two still provided the team with a valuable opportunity to gather data on the BAR004 with a wet weather set-up. At the end of the day's running, Olivier also ran last year's car briefly for some back to back tyre work on both wets and intermediates. The day saw the Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda driver complete 29 laps - his fastest was a 1.30.002, posted on lap 23 of the day.

Commenting on today's test programme, Olivier Panis said: "We lost over half of today's session because of the rain so I wasn't able to improve on yesterday's performance. When we did go out, the track conditions were very different to yesterday but this gave us an opportunity to analyse the new car in the wet, which is important. However, we made a good start and I'm hoping for better weather for the rest of the week to help the team improve on day one's results."

Anthony Davidson put in the fourth fastest lap time of the day in last year's BAR003 -- a 1.24.404 on lap 2 of a 22 lap total.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Anthony Davidson