Teams test at Paul Ricard, day 1 notes

After the Formula 1 teams, the Paul Ricard HTTT welcomed today the GT Le Mans & Prototypes on the " Pop Art " track Last week, six F1 teams of the 2004 F1 World Championship tested at the Paul Ricard HTTT. This week it is the turn of the GT /...

After the Formula 1 teams, the Paul Ricard HTTT welcomed today the GT Le Mans & Prototypes on the " Pop Art " track

Last week, six F1 teams of the 2004 F1 World Championship tested at the Paul Ricard HTTT. This week it is the turn of the GT / LMP cars to test on the High Tech Test Track.

Lister, Maserati, Prodrive, N-Technology, JMB Racing and Barron Connor shared the 1A sc track solution (5.759 km) with the famous Mistral straight and Signes chicane. A particularity of the Paul Ricard HTTT which teams testing for Le Mans 24 Hours can not find on any other track to work on the cars in terms of aerodynamics as well as engine set-ups to prepare the race which will be happen in Le Mans on June 12th &13th 2004.

Today's session took place under great sunshine with air temperatures from 18C to 27C and track temperatures from 24C to 37C.

The teams will go on with the test tomorrow with the same drivers.

<pre> Todays lap times May 18th 2004:

Team            Laps    Best Lap
Lister          71      1.44.494
Maserati        72      1.49.825
Prodrive 1      95      1.49.945
N -- Technology 65      1.50.528
JMB Racing      49      1.50.694
Prodrive 2      117     1.50.752
Barron Connor   94      1.51.816

May 19th 2004 -Teams and drivers

Teams GT : Maserati (1 GT) A.Bertolini N Technology (1 GT) M. Salo Barron Connor (1 GT) T. Biagi + J. Bosch JMB (1 GT) K.Wedlinger Prodrive (2 GT) C. McRae + R. Rydell + D.Turner T. Enge

Team Proto : Lister (1 proto) J. Nielsen + G. Elgaard + J. Moller

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