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DECEMBER 13, 2000

McLarens dominate in Valencia as Coulthard tops the times

MCLAREN dominated testing at Valencia on Wednesday as David Coulthard and Alexander Wurz topped the times - leaving Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello trailing in their wake.

Coulthard posted a quickest lap time of one minute and 14.73 seconds, as he outpaced his rival Barrichello, who was third quickest, in a six-man test at the Spanish circuit.

The duo, who will pit wits against each other in a title battle in 2001, both concentrated on Bridgestone's 2001-spec tires although Barrichello was hit with mechanical problems during the morning session.

Arrows' Jos Verstappen went fourth quickest as he outpaced Jordan pair Ricardo Zonta and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Zonta had been hampered by brake problems throughout the day.

Times from Wednesday's Valencia testing:

POS DRIVER ENTRANT TIME
David Coulthard McLaren 1:14.73
Alexander Wurz McLaren 1:15.19
Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:15.37
Jos Verstappen Arrows 1:16.05
Ricardo Zonta Jordan 1:16.45
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan 1:16.55