Jaguar Barcelona test notes 200-11-26

Jaguar Racing's winter testing programme got off to a staggered start in Spain today (Tuesday), but where there was a cloud for Mark Webber, there was a silver lining for Antonio Pizzonia. The young Brazilian went second quickest in an R3B, only...

Jaguar Racing's winter testing programme got off to a staggered start in Spain today (Tuesday), but where there was a cloud for Mark Webber, there was a silver lining for Antonio Pizzonia. The young Brazilian went second quickest in an R3B, only losing out to the Ferrari of Luca Badoer.

Mark Webber's day was scuppered by technical gremlins early on -- something that is not uncommon on the first day of testing -- but he was still in good spirits, even though he failed to set a benchmark time.

"It's good to start work again," he said, "it feels like quite a while since Suzuka. This is what my job is all about and I'm enjoying settling into working with a new crowd."

Third on the timesheets was Toyota's new signing, Olivier Panis, fresh from his celebratory final laps of the closing-for-refurbishment Fuji Speedway circuit, in Japan. The Frenchman showed no signs of jetlag, keeping a reputable 2.1s -- and BARs, Anthony Davidson -- between him and new team-mate, Cristiano da Matta.

Badoer spun in the afternoon session while Pizzonia, sporting the new HANS protection device, experienced some minor suspension problems, otherwise there was little in the way of incident out on track.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Luca Badoer , Mark Webber , Olivier Panis , Anthony Davidson , Cristiano da Matta
Teams Ferrari , Jaguar Racing