JUNE 19, 2004
UNITED STATES GP - SATURDAY - PRACTICE SESSION 4 REPORT
Button shines in practice
Jenson Button set the fastest time of the two Saturday morning sessions in Indianapolis, beating Michael Schumacher, Takuma Sato and Rubens Barrichello in a last-minute shootout between Ferrari and BAR.
The first session was very quiet and saw Rubens Barrichello again setting the pace. In the second session Mark Webber had a spin which ended up with the Jaguar gently nosing into the barriers and then in the closing minutes of the session the excitement increased as Button set a time of 1m10.056s, just missing out on setting the first 1m9s lap of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sato was briefly second with a 1m10.251s but then the Ferraris fought back and Michael Schumacher put in a 1m10.199s and Barrichello clocked a 1m10.351s, so the top four men were all within three-tenths of one another. There was a gap of just over three-tenths back to Juan Pablo Montoya in his Williams-BMW while Fernando Alonso finally had his Renault working and clocked the sixth fastest time with a lap that was just a few hundredths slower than the Williams-BMW. The top 10 was completed by Cristiano da Matta's Toyota, Ralf Schumacher's Williams-BMW, Jarno Trulli's Renault and Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren-Mercedes. The two Saubers were significantly further down the timesheets than expected as the Swiss team was doing race preparation work which had not been completed on Friday.
SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE
ZONTA AND TOYOTA
NO AGREEMENT ON F1 TECHNICAL REGULATIONS FOR 2006
WEBBER GETS SOUPED-UP COSWORTH
TEAMS SHOULD NOT MAKE RULES, SAYS RICHARDS
PRACTICE 4 REPORT - BUTTON SHINES IN PRACTICE
PRACTICE 4 RESULTS
THE FUTURE OF JARNO TRULLI
WILLIAMS AND THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND
INDIANAPOLIS TO GET CONTRACT EXTENSION
PRACTICE 3 RESULTS