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JULY 7, 2000

Schumacher happy with day's work at Estoril

RALF SCHUMACHER described his day's work in testing at Estoril's Autodromo Fernanda Pira da Silva circuit as "productive" as BMW-Williams aim to continue a good run of form in the Austrian Grand Prix next weekend.

German Schumacher was impressed by the track following recent refurbishments. Now he is looking for the work from the three-day test to pay further dividends at the A1-Ring.

"It was a productive test, with a good amount of running and good progress in setting up the car," Schumacher said. "I think that we should be well prepared for Austria."

Schumacher topped the times in producing a lap time of one minute and 21.103 seconds as he outpaced British American Racing duo Ricardo Zonta and Darren Manning.

Times from Friday's testing at Estoril:

Ralf Schumacher BMW-Williams 1:21.103
Ricardo Zonta BAR 1:21.730
Darren Manning BAR 1:24.329