Schumacher Jr Fastest on Last Day of Monza Testing

Ralf Schumacher topped the times sheet on the fourth and final day of testing at the Monza circuit, boosting the hopes of the Williams-BMW team.

Schumacher Jr Fastest on Last Day of Monza Testing

Ralf Schumacher topped the times sheet on the fourth and final day of testing at the Monza circuit, boosting the hopes of the Williams-BMW team.

The young German was the fourth different driver to be on top in as many days of testing at the revised Italian circuit.

Rubens Barrichello was able to finally give the tifosi something to cheer for by setting the second fastest time in his Ferrari, while teammate Michael Schumacher was only eighth after completing a race distance.

The powerful Honda engines were once again close to the top of the list, with Jordan's Jarno Trulli in third position.

Arrows driver Pedro de la Rosa was fourth despite suffering a big crash on the Curva Grande turn after running off track.

Due to de la Rosa's accident, the session ended eighteen minutes before its scheduled time.

Unlike the previous two days, today's session was not affected by rain and the teams completed their preparation programs for next week's Italian Grand Prix.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. R.Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:25.522 60 2. Barrichello Ferrari 1:25.601 86 3. Trulli Jordan-Mugen Honda 1:26.089 81 4. de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 1:26.157 71 5. Panis McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.319 88 6. Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda 1:26.460 61 7. Button Williams-BMW 1:26.744 67 8. M.Schumacher Ferrari 1:26.815 73 9. Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:27.124 36 10. Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:27.188 84 11. Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:27.348 28 12. Salo Sauber-Petronas 1:26.612 35 13. Alesi Prost-Peugeot 1:28.014 40 All Timing Unofficial

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