Estoril testing notes 96-02-20

Estoril test - Feb 20th, 1996. Morning times 1. Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.24. 2. Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:21.17. 3. Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:21.19. 4....

Estoril test - Feb 20th, 1996. Morning times 1. Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.24. 2. Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:21.17. 3. Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:21.19. 4. Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:21.44. 5. Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen 1:22.48. 6. Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:22.61. 7. Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.77. 8. Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:24.07. Afternoon times 1. Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.10. 2. Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:22.30. 3. Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:22.55 4. Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.89. 5. Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:23.00. 6. Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.89. 7. Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen 1:24.01. 8. Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:24.18. 9. Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:26.95. Michael Schumacher was forced to delay his first serious test in the new Ferrari F310 because of a gearbox problems. Later, he also suffered an engine failure while driving one of last year's cars. "I've always said that we won't win the championship this year and I have not changed my opinion," he said. "We are not well prepared and the other teams have been here testing and sorting out their reliability. "But, when you don't launch your car until the middle of February, you are always going to be up against time." Gerhard Berger only managed a single lap in the Benetton- Renault.

MC --- þ 1st 1.11 #8604 þ Long live the July 5th movement.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Alesi , Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Gerhard Berger , Mika Salo , Martin Brundle , Damon Hill , Ukyo Katayama
Teams Ferrari , Williams , Benetton , Jordan