Barcelona welcomes back F1 teams

The teams that made their way to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona Tuesday for the first testing of the off season picked up where they left off the 2002 season... looking up the time sheet at a Ferrari. Ferrari tester Luca Badoer was the fastest man on the circuit while conducting a tire program for Bridgestone.

Antonio Pizzonia and Mark Webber made their Jaguar debuts Tuesday in Barcelona. Pizzonia was second fastest on the day, just under a second slower than Badoer, but Webber was unable to complete a flying lap because of technical problems with the car.

Olivier Panis and Cristiano Da Matta also made their debuts for Toyota in Barcelona. Both drivers completed 42 laps of the circuit. Panis was behind the wheel of an interim TF102B, while Da Matta worked on getting comfortable in a TF102.

BAR also began their testing program Tuesday with test driver Anthony Davidson. Davidson completed nearly 60 laps, finishing the day fourth fastest.

Testing continues Wednesday in Barcelona.

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