If it's Tuesday, it must be Magny-Cours…

From the streets of Monaco to a lonely Magny-Cours - the glamour of Monte Carlo will be firmly forgotten as nine of the 11 Formula 1 teams get back to work today (Tuesday) in the biggest test of the season so far at the French Grand Prix circuit

If it's Tuesday, it must be Magny-Cours…

Formula 1 'big guns' McLaren and Ferrari are both in attendance at the smooth Magny-Cours circuit as teams prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks' time and the French round of the world championship later in the summer.

Monaco GP winner Michael Schumacher and Ferrari team mate Rubens Barrichello are both in action and it is the first test the scarlet cars have attended outside Italy for more than two months.

For McLaren, test driver Alex Wurx is carrying out driver duties for the first day while David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen are expected to arrive in France tonight and take over on Wednesday.

Only Formula 1 minnow Minardi is not testing this week, and although Sauber is not in France, the Swiss team is in action at the low downforce Monza track in Italy, where it is joined by a sole Williams-BMW for Juan Pablo Montoya.

After a disappointing weekend in Monte Carlo with both cars failing to finish the race, the Williams team is splitting its efforts this week, with Montoya in Italy and team mate Ralf Schumacher in France.


McLaren-Mercedes: Alex Wurz*, David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen
Ferrari: Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello
BAR-Honda: Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Lemarie*
Arrows-AMT: Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi
Jordan-Honda: Jarno Trulli and Ricardo Zonta*
Williams-BMW: Ralf Schumacher
Jaguar: Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa
Benetton-Renault: Jenson Button
Prost-Acer: Luciano Burti


Williams-BMW: Juan Pablo Montoya
Sauber-Petronas: Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Hedifeld
*Denotes test driver

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