Fisichella quickest on day two in Jerez

Giancarlo Fisichella has given his Benetton team a further boost, following his first point this season in Brazil, by setting the fastest time in testing at Jerez on Wednesday.

The Italian driver continued the development of electronics for the team's version of traction control, which will appear when the systems return to legality at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Despite problems with both his engine and gearbox in the afternoon, Fisichella's test schedule was completed successfully.

The Italian driver tested at Jerez alongside team-mate Jenson Button for the first day as the duo took over from Benetton test-driver Mark Webber, who completed just two laps on Tuesday due to an injured rib.

Button had no problems as he completed 36 laps of the circuit, but ended bottom of the timesheets with Jaguar drivers Eddie Irvine and Luciano Burti between the two Benetton men in the times.

Burti and Irvine also joined the test on Wednesday and all four drivers are expected to continue testing at the Spanish circuit on Thursday.

JEREZ TEST - WEDNESDAY, 4 APRIL 2001

POS

DRIVER ENTRANT TIME

1.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA Benetton-Renault 1:22.713

2.

LUICIANO BURTI Jaguar 1:22.973

3.

EDDIE IRVINE Jaguar 1:23.358

4.

JENSON BUTTON Benetton-Renault 1:25.378

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