Friday F1 testing roundup

Olivier Panis made it a clean sweep of fastest times at Mugello today (Friday) when he beat Michael Schumacher for a second day running. Meanwhile, at Estoril, Williams BMW had company for the first time in their three day test, in the form of BAR. Lone Williams driver Ralf Schumacher headed the BAR pair of Ricardo Zonta and Darren Manning at the end of the day

Friday F1 testing roundup

Michael Schumacher continued with the Ferrari team's programme of testing for the Austrian Grand Prix, but also tested development Bridgestone rubber for 2001. He circulated the Italian circuit 114 times, with a best lap of 1m25.499s. He was once again headed by McLaren test driver Olivier Panis, however, who set a time of 1m25.182s over the course of 91 laps.

Ferrari head off the Fiorano tomorrow (Saturday) to continue testing, while McLaren will head home.

Williams BMW continued their testing at the former site of the Portuguese Grand Prix, Estoril. They were joined today by BAR, who brought race driver Ricardo Zonta and test driver Darren Manning. Ralf Schumacher was fastest and set the most laps, with 63 tours of the track which was revised in 1997. The Williams driver lapped at 1m21.03s. Zonta was quickest of the BAR pair with a lap of 1m21.69s, while Manning, who only completed 13 laps was third quickest o 1m24.27s.

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