Gene takes over at Jerez

Williams test driver Marc Gené ousted Juan Pablo Montoya from the top of the times at Jerez testing today, the Spaniard setting a best of 1:17.299. Montoya was just two tenths behind in second, continuing development work with the FW26, while...

Williams test driver Marc Gené ousted Juan Pablo Montoya from the top of the times at Jerez testing today, the Spaniard setting a best of 1:17.299. Montoya was just two tenths behind in second, continuing development work with the FW26, while Gené focused on tyres in the FW25.

Third and fourth fastest respectively were the Renault duo of tester Franck Montagny and Jarno Trulli. Montagny worked on suspension and steering while Trulli initially started on damper evaluation but this was cut short by an engine failure. He also made some distance runs for tyres on Renault's final day of testing.

Kimi Raikkonen had his first taste of the MP4-19 and was fifth fastest. The Finn concentrated on getting used to the new McLaren in the morning then went on to the development programme. David Coulthard was also on track and was eighth fastest.

Olivier Panis and Toyota teammate Cristiano da Matta were sixth and 11th respectively on the time sheet and Ferrari continued with Luca Badoer and Felipe Massa. Badoer was the faster of the pair today, seventh, Massa ninth, and they continued with electronics and tyres.

BAR was the final team present, Takuma Sato tenth and test driver Anthony Davidson rounding off the times in twelfth.

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