Schumacher tops Spain times

Ferrari was once again fastest at the end of the morning of the third day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix

Schumacher tops Spain times

Michael Schumacher, fastest at the end of day two, was also fastest this morning, followed by his team mate Rubens Barrichello, although the Brazilian was more than a second behind. The superb testing form of Arrows continued as Pedro de la Rosa circulated his home track third overall, with a time of 1m22.134s.

Arrows are steadily getting on top of the problems that beset them early in the test, after working mainly on reliability yesterday.

Test driver Olivier Panis set the standard for McLaren, being placed fourth overall, two places above works driver David Coulthard. Johnny Herbert was next up, giving some confidence to the Jaguar team over improvements to pace and reliability, though test driver Luciano Burti only completed 5 laps and was last overall.

1 M Schumacher Ferrari 1m20.887
2 Barrichello Ferrari 1m22.014
3 De La Rosa Arrows 1m22.134
4 Panis McLaren 1m22.390
5 Herbert Jaguar 1m22.402
6 Coulthard McLaren 1m22.430
7 Wurz Benetton 1m22.494
8 Frentzen Jordan 1m22.666
9 Trulli Jordan 1m23.358
10 Button Williams 1m23.570
11 R Schumacher Williams 1m23.621
12 Villeneuve BAR 1m23.757
13 Fisichella Benetton 1m23.828
14 Salo Sauber 1m23.837
15 Heidfeld Prost 1m24.107
16 Gene Minardi 1m24.178
17 Alesi Prost 1m24.433
18 Zonta BAR 1m24.860
19 Burti Jaguar 1m25.276

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