Testing begins at Jerez


While the majority of the teams are in action at Silverstone this week, Super Agrui and Honda have opted to head to Jerez in the south of Spain.

As Super Aguri began its three-day test at the Spanish track - last used by the F1 teams in early February - James Rossiter was in action.

In ideal conditions the Englishman spent the morning finding a good set-up on a fairly low grip track. With a satisfactory balance found, and the track slowly improving, he ran through various chassis set-up options to complete a total of 76 laps for the day. His best time was 1:20.926.

Christian Klien was on duty for Honda, as the Japanese outfit conducted an installation day today to shakedown a number of new mechanical parts. The Austrian's programme for this opening day was running through various electronic controls settings and completing a number of race start simulations. He completed 77 laps over the course of the day.

The test proper gets underway today (Wednesday) when Jenson Button will spend two days conducting a more detailed evaluation of the new mechanical and aerodynamic parts for the Honda RA107 car.

Today's Times - All Times Unofficial

Name Team T Laps Time Gap
Rossiter Super Aguri B 76 1:20.926 122.398 mph
Klien Honda B 77 1:21.435 0.509

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Published: 20/06/2007
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