Raikkonen sets lap record at Jerez 2002-06-13

Kimi Raikkonen again topped the testing times in Spain today and set a new lap record at the Jerez circuit. The McLaren driver clocked a fastest of 1:18.876 over 84 laps in temperatures that reached the high 30Cs. Amongst other things, Raikkonen...

Kimi Raikkonen again topped the testing times in Spain today and set a new lap record at the Jerez circuit. The McLaren driver clocked a fastest of 1:18.876 over 84 laps in temperatures that reached the high 30Cs. Amongst other things, Raikkonen was testing Michelin tyres in preparation for the upcoming European Grand Prix.

Mika Salo repeated his second fastest position from yesterday, working on mechanical set-up and tyres as well as suspension. Salo said the Toyota was handling better but there was still room for improvement.

Renault continued with Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso: Trulli was third quickest and assessed tyre construction while Alonso, who worked on gearbox development for next year, was seventh. McLaren's David Coulthard took over from Alex Wurz and was fourth, followed by the Ferrari of Luciano Burti who continued with a Bridgestone tyre programme.

Olivier Panis set the sixth time for BAR while Pedro de la Rosa was eighth quickest in the Jaguar, completing 53 laps testing Michelin tyre compounds. BAR test driver Patrick Lemarie was at the bottom of the list in ninth. Williams' Juan Pablo Montoya was also present but failed to set a time due to his car catching fire early in the session.

"Just after Juan Pablo's installation lap this morning, we suffered a fire that concluded our running today," said test team manager Tim Newton. "Juan safely exited the car in 4.1 seconds and our attentions have been focused on the preparing of the car for tomorrow."

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