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NOVEMBER 12, 2001

Briscoe tries Toyota F1 car

JUST a few days before there is a total ban on testing in Formula 1, Ryan Briscoe was given his first runs at the wheel of the Toyota F1 car at Paul Ricard in the south of France.

The 20-year-old Australian is planning to race in Formula 3 next year but has been named as a Toyota test driver already.

"Driving the F1 car is something I've always wanted to do," Briscoe told reporters, "but it is all very low-key at the moment."