F1 testing starts at Monza

Formula 1 testing started in earnest today at Monza with all eleven F1 teams present, making it one of the biggest tests of the season thus far. The teams will be working on development parts and also lower downforce set-ups in preparation for the next round in Canada

F1 testing starts at Monza

With a war of words brewing between Ferrari and McLaren, this will take the action back onto the track although Michael Schumacher will not be present as he is taking his traditional June break.

Brother Ralf will also be missing from the test following the accident in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix which injured his leg. Schumacher Jr hit the barrier at the Ste Devote corner and a suspension arm came through the chassis, cutting his left leg. It is doubtful as to whether he will race in Canada (see separate story), but test driver Bruno Junqueira will take his place at Monza today and is on hand to drive at Canada should the need arise.

Testing runs from today through to Friday. Updates and news will be posted every day on Autosport.com covering all the action. Full times will appear later.

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