JANUARY 11, 2005
Williams remains in top in Jerez
Mark Webber and Nick Heidfeld continued to set the pace at Jerez where more F1 teams have now turned up to begin their first tests of the new season. Webber concentrated on tyre testing, evaluating various compounds for the team's tyre partner, Michelin, as well testing brake duct configurations on the interim WilliamsF1 BMW FW26. The Australian completed 115 laps, setting the best time of the day at 1m16.558s. Heidfeld did set-up work and did 80 laps with a best of 1m16.745s. Antonio Pizzonia will join Mark Webber tomorrow. Pizzonia and Heidfeld are both trying to win the second seat for the season alongside Webber.
Franck Montagny was third fastest with a best of 1m17.433s after 105 laps while Anthony Davidson lapped his Lucky Strike BAR-Honda in 1m18.471s after 94 laps. Ralf Schumacher was at the wheel of the new Toyota and set a best of 1m18.911s after 41 laps checking the car out while Enrique Bernoldi did 129 laps for BAR-Honda and did a best of 1m20.150s.
Luca Badoer continued his work for Ferrari at Vallelunga, near Rome.
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