Testing continues at Valencia

TESTING resumed Tuesday at Valencia, and teams who tested for Michelin on an artificially soaked track Monday were joined by the likes of Jordan, Minardi and Toyota.

The McLarens of David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen topped the time sheet on Tuesday, followed by Juan-Pablo Montoya, who suffered car problems when his Williams FW23 caught fire. Montoya was unhurt, and, Despite the problem, completed 42 useful laps of the Spanish circuit. The Colombian was joined by new Williams test driver, Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia, who completed 38 laps for the BMW-powered team.

Jordan joined the others in Valencia Tuesday, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato the only drivers on Bridgestone tires.

Mika Salo began testing for Toyota Tuesday, as did Minardi driver Alex Yoong, and young Italian Matteo Bobbi. For Bobbi, it was his Formula One debut.

VALENCIA TEST - TUESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2002

POS

DRIVER ENTRANT TIME

1.

DAVID COULTHARD McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.353

2.

KIMI RAIKKONEN McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.510

3.

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA Williams-BMW 1:14.193

4.

JENSON BUTTON Renault 1:14.778

5.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA Jordan-Honda 1:14.596

6.

JARNO TRULLI Renault 1:14.778

7.

ANTONIO PIZZONIA Williams-BMW 1:14.946

8.

TAKUMA SATO Jordan-Honda 1:15.810

9.

PEDRO DE LA ROSA Jaguar 1:15.915

10.

MIKA SALO Toyota 1:15.973

11.

EDDIE IRVINE Jaguar 1:16.758

12.

ALEX YOONG Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.311

13.

MATTEO BOBBI Minardi-Cosworth 1:21.067

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