JULY 12, 2002
Valencia test comes to a close
Sebastien Bourdais completed his first full day behind the wheel of a Formula One car Friday, testing the Arrows A23. The young Frenchman spent Thursday afternoon getting comfortable in the car, but was able to help the team with electrical testing and development work Friday. He was just half a second off Heinz-Harald Frentzen's time in Cosworth-powered machine from Thursday.
Marc Gene was the third driver on the circuit Friday. The Spaniard completed over 100 laps for Williams-BMW, who spent much of the week on a tire development program with Michelin.
The teams will now ready themselves for the French GP on July 21.