Monza Test: Day One

Rubens Barrichello took up Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher's mantle in his absence by topping the times after the first day's testing at Monza. The order on the Monza time sheets took on a very familiar look with a McLaren close behind Barrichello driven by test driver Olivier Panis

Monza Test: Day One

Rain in the morning delayed running but a drying track in the afternoon allowed all the teams present to set times. All the teams were working on lower downforce set ups in preparation for the Canadian GP.

Jenson Button boosted his confidence by outpacing Williams test driver Junqueira, the man he beat to the Williams drive in February.

Less fortunate were Jaguar's test driver Luciano Burti who suffered a blown engine and Prost's Nick Heidfeld whose carbon fibre monocoque cracked as he went down the pit straight.

McLaren's Mika Hakkinen was due to test today but did not appear. He is expected tomorrow. Testing continues tomorrow until the end of the week.

1 R Barrichello Ferrari 1m24.78s
2 O Panis McLaren 1m25.03s
3 G Mazzacane Minardi 1m25:48s
4 J Trulli Jordan 1m25.62s
5 R Zonta BAR 1m25.77s
6 L Burti Jaguar 1m25.78s
7 M Salo Sauber 1m25.99s
8 J Button Williams 1m26.15s
9 P de la Rosa Arrows 1m26.34s
10 D Manning BAR 1m26.61s
11 G Fisichella Benetton 1m26.75s
12 B Junqueira Williams 1m 26.88s
13 N Heidfeld Prost 1m27.45s
14 P Lemarie BAR 1m27.60s
15 A Pizzonia Benetton 1m28.07s

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