JUNE 12, 2002
Raikkonen sets the pace in Jerez
TESTING continued in Jerez Wednesday, where Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the day for McLaren. Raikkonen was more than 1.5s quicker than the rest of the field, led by Toyota's Mika Salo. Alexander Wurz, who was fastest Tuesday at the Spanish circuit, also tested Wednesday for McLaren.
Jaguar joined the test Wednesday with Pedro De la Rosa behind the wheel. The Spaniard was third fastest on the day, while working on the set up of the R3.
Renault continued its testing program Wednesday, as Jarno Trulli joined test driver Fernando Alonso. Trulli conducted electrical tests, including work on the traction control system and engine development, while Alonso completed a tire program for Michelin.
Marc Gene returned to Jerez Wednesday, behind the wheel of a Williams FW24 for the second day in a row. Gene was 7th fastest on the day, 2/10ths faster than Luciano Burti, in the Ferrari F2001. Test drivers Anthony Davidson and Patrick Lemarie spent the day testing for BAR
Testing will continue at the Spanish circuit Thursday.
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