Monza test day two

Mika Hakkinen gave a clear response to those who have criticised his motivation, by topping the times in today's Monza test. The McLaren driver overcame problems in the morning, when he failed to set a time, to beat next fastest runner Pedro Diniz by nine-tenths of a second

Monza test day two

The test was marred by another heavy accident (see separate story), but this did not stop most of the runners completing a significant number of laps of the Italian circuit. Only Sauber's Mika Salo failed to set a competitive time.

Minardi's Gaston Mazzacane once again figured in the top runners. The Argentinian was fifth fastest, behind Rubens Barrichello and Jarno Trulli. Benetton and BAR once again ran young hopefuls Antonio Pizzonia and Darren Manning

Both these drivers are targeting a race seat in F1 next year. In addition WilliamsF1 ran Bruno Junqueira who is described as "40% likely" to race in place of the injured Ralf Schumacher at the Canadian Grand Prix.

To that end, the team practised a large number of pitstops with the Brazilian.

Testing continues tomorrow (Thursday).

1 Hakkinen McLaren 1m24.31
2 Diniz Sauber 1m25.20
3 Trulli Jordan 1m25.41
4 Barrichello Ferrari 1m25.61
5 Mazzacane Minardi 1m25.62
6 Fisichella Benetton 1m25.63
7 Button Williams 1m25.68
8 Coulthard McLaren 1m25.99
9 Zonta BAR 1m25.41
10 Button Williams 1m26.61
11 Frentzen Jordan 1m26.65
12 De La Rosa Arrows 1m26.65
13 Pizzonia Benetton 1m26.92
14 Irvine Jaguar 1m26.92
15 Lemarie BAR 1m27.32
16 Alesi Prost 1m27.36
17 Manning BAR 1m27.55
18 Salo Sauber No time


Times from the morning session:
1 Diniz Sauber 1m25.087
2 Trulli Jordan 1m25.196
3 Fisichella Benetton 1m25.615
4 Coulthard McLaren 1m25.659
5 Barrichello Ferrari 1m25.803
6 Zonta BAR 1m26.070
7 Burti Jaguar 1m26.133
8 Mazzacane Minardi 1m26.249
9 Junqueira Williams 1m26.410
10 de la Rosa Arrows 1m26.669
11 Button Williams 1m27.269
12 Lemarie BAR 1m27.325
13 Alesi Prost 1m27.435
15 Manning BAR 1m27.642
16 Hakkinen McLaren No time


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