Barcelona, day 2: Wurz breaks record

Alexander Wurz broke the Circuit de Catalunya lap record, as the updated version of McLaren's MP4-17 continued to impress on the second day of this week's Barcelona Formula 1 test

Barcelona, day 2: Wurz breaks record

Wurz's time of 1m16.348s was over two seconds quicker than the best lap from McLaren race driver David Coulthard. The Scot was having his first run in the B-spec car and treated the day simply as a shakedown.

Marc Gene ran in a B-spec Williams and set the third fastest time ahead of his testing team-mate Antonio Pizzonia. Gene's car was believed to be running the 2003 gearbox and BMW engine.

Pizzonia carried out a lot of electronics work, darting in and out of the pits rather than completing flying laps.

Toyota had test drivers Ryan Briscoe and Stephane Sarrazin on hand once again. Sarrazin's running in the development TF102 was limited by an engine failure after just one lap. He missed the rest of the morning, then returned to the track in the afternoon.

Japan's Ryo Fukuda had his first test with British American Racing since April and impressed the team by not making any mistakes. Regular tester Anthony Davidson will take over tomorrow.

Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer continued testing at Mugello in Italy, working on Bridgestone tyre development and electronics in two F2002 chassis. Sauber's Felipe Massa was also present again. Nick Heidfeld will take over from the Brazilian for Thursday.

Ferrari's other test driver Luciano Burti ran for a second day at Jerez in Spain, carrying out tyre testing. He covered 79 laps, managing a best time of 1m22.651s.

Alexander Wurz McLaren-Mercedes M 1m16.348s 71
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes M 1m18.462s 39
Marc Gene Williams-BMW M 1m18.798s 48
Antonio Pizzonia Williams-BMW M 1m18.804s 34
Ryan Briscoe Toyota M 1m20.399s 62
Stephane Sarrazin Toyota M 1m20.840s 26
Ryo Fukuda BAR-Honda B 1m21.737s 70

Luca Badoer Ferrari B 1m22.215s 115
Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas B 1m23.775s 78

M=Michelin
B=Bridgestone

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