OCTOBER 1, 2002
Testing in Barcelona, teams look to 2003
Alexander Wurz topped the times in the McLaren MP4-17B, a modified version of the current Mercedes powered car. The Austrian completed nearly ninety laps, and finished the day more than a second and a half quicker than the rest of the test drivers, led by BAR's Anthony Davidson.
Davidson tested Honda's new-spec engine that will be used in Japan. The motor failed after Davidson completed seventy laps.
Darren Turner shook down a second modified McLaren, while Stephane Sarrazin and Ryan Briscoe tested for Toyota. Sarrazin put a TF102B through its paces, testing reliability, while Briscoe ran in this year's car.
Testing will continue in Barcelona Wednesday.