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Barrichello leads Honda 1-2 at Jerez

Rubens Barrichello in the Honda at JerezRubens Barrichello led a Honda Racing 1-2 on the final, rain-hit day of testing this week at Jerez in Spain.

The Brazilian just edged out his teammate James Rossiter by one tenth of a second as the pair continued to focus on set-up work and evaluation of the new 2007 Bridgestone rubber.

A major downpour in the morning meant that meaningful laps could not be done until just before lunchtime, although Rossiter still managed to complete 108 laps over the course of the day.

Lewis Hamilton, who had been quickest overall on Thursday, was third fastest - just two-tenths behind Rossiter - but his day was marred when he brought out the red flag in the final hour, when his car stopped on track.

Ralf Schumacher continued to focus on adapting the Toyota TF106B chassis to the Bridgestone tyres, having felt that more work was needed at Jerez than had been required at Barcelona last week.

Behind Pedro de la Rosa, Heikki Kovalainen was sixth fastest for Renault despite suffering an engine failure at 1:00pm. The Finn was less than two hundredths of a second faster than teammate Giancarlo Fisichella.

Nick Heidfeld was eighth overall, as his team continued to work on finding a good set-up for the Bridgestone tyres.

Anthony Davidson was ninth quickest, ahead of Timo Glock in the BMW-Sauber and Kamui Kobayashi in the Toyota.

It was a bad day for Ferrari, who saw both Felipe Massa and Luca Badoer stop on the track. The pair ended the day well down the order.

The other red flag of the day was caused when Kazuki Nakajima in the Williams suffered an engine failure at 3:20pm.

Today's times:

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time      Laps
 1.  Barrichello   Honda                (B)  1:20.008   65
 2.  Rossiter      Honda                (B)  1:20.171  108
 3.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:20.325   79
 4.  R.Schumacher  Toyota               (B)  1:20.339   61
 5.  de la Rosa    McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:20.342   84
 6.  Kovalainen    Renault              (B)  1:20.372   70
 7.  Fisichella    Renault              (B)  1:20.390   88
 8.  Heidfeld      BMW-Sauber           (B)  1:20.436  110
 9.  Davidson      Super Aguri-Honda    (B)  1:20.542   87
10.  Glock         BMW-Sauber           (B)  1:20.785  105
11.  Kobayashi     Toyota               (B)  1:20.978   70
12.  Webber        Red Bull-Ferrari     (B)  1:20.985   79
13.  Massa         Ferrari              (B)  1:21.143   46
14.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Ferrari     (B)  1:21.325   63
15.  Badoer        Ferrari              (B)  1:21.327   43
16.  Speed         Toro Rosso-Cosworth  (B)  1:21.327   51
17.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:23.600   16

All timing unofficial
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