Williams drivers fastest at Magny-Cours

WILLIAMS-BMW drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Marc Gene were fastest Friday during the third and final day of testing at Nevers Magny-Cours. Montoya ran the fastest lap of the day at 1m13.896s, while Gene, the teams test driver, was half a second off the Colombian's time.

Testing was stopped temporarily in the morning when Kimi Raikkonen had a large accident in the Sauber-Petronas after taking over testing duties from Nick Heidfeld. Raikkonen was taken to the Nevers Magny-Cours CHU Hospital for a routine check up, was released promptly, and has since flown back to Finland.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen was back in the Prost today relieving the teams new test driver Thomas Enge. Frentzen was third fastest of the day with a time of 1m15.398s.

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MAGNY-COURS TEST - FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2001

POS

DRIVER ENTRANT TIME

1.

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA Williams-BMW 1:13.896

2.

MARC GENE Williams-BMW 1:14.371

3.

HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN Prost-Acer 1:15.398

4.

MARC WEBBER Benetton-Renault 1:16.312

5.

JENSON BUTTON Benetton-Renault 1:24.051

6.

KIMI RAIKKONEN Sauber-Petronas 1:25.499

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