Panis tops times in Jerez testing

McLaren test driver Olivier Panis set the pace during the second day of testing at Jerez on Wednesday.

Panis tops times in Jerez testing

The Frenchman completed 54 laps of the Spanish circuit, with a best time of 1.24.433.

New Ferrari signing, Rubens Barrichello, was second quickest with a 1.25.023, with Briton Johnny Herbert third in his Stewart Ford [1.25.117].

Herbert was almost two seconds quicker than his new team-mate at Jaguar Racing, Eddie Irvine.

The Ulsterman completed 35 laps with a fastest time of 1.27.010.

Minardi driver Marc Gene was fourth quickest, with a 1.25.185. He was followed by McLaren's David Coulthard [1.25.540] and Jacques Villeneuve [1.25.871], who completed 63 laps in his Honda-powered BAR.

Japanese Formula 3 champion, Darren Manning, and Formula 3000 racer, Bruno Junqueira, continued testing for testing for Williams-BMW.

Manning was 13th with a 1.28.829, while Junqueira was two seconds quicker with a 1.26.769.

Meanwhile, F3000 drivers Max Wilson and Norberto Fontana continued testing for the Minardi team.

Fontana was quickest with a 1.27.774, which put him seventh. While, Wilson was eight fastest with a 1.27.824.

Times from Jerez:














































































Position


Driver


Team


Time


1


O Panis


McLaren


1.24.433


2


R Barrichello


Ferrari


1.25.023


3


J Herbert


Stewart-Ford


1.25.117


4


M Gene


Minardi


1.25.185


5


D Coulthard


McLaren


1.25.540


6


J Villeneuve


BAR


1.25.871


7


L Burti


Stewart-Ford


1.26.230


8


B Junqueira


Williams


1.26.769


9


P Diniz


Sauber


1.26.877


10


E Irvine


Stewart-Ford


1.27.010


11


N Fontana


Minardi


1.27.774


12


M Wilson


Minardi


1.27.824


13


D Manning


Williams


1.28.829


14


M Salo


Sauber


1.42.269

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