Hakkinen still on top at Valencia

FEBRUARY 12, 2001

Hakkinen still on top at Valencia

MCLAREN's Mika Hakkinen was quickest for the second successive day in testing at Valencia on Sunday as he demonstrated his intent to regain the Formula One world crown.

The Finnish driver posted a fastest lap time of one minute and 13.871 during his 56 laps of action, and he was over half-a-second quicker than team-mate Alexander Wurz.

Arrows driver Jos Verstappen was third fastest in the timesheets and the Dutchman was marginally quicker than new team-mate Enrique Bernoldi, who continued his education.

Jaguar pairing Luciano Burti and Eddie Irvine, the only two drivers on Michelin tires, were the slowest of the day in fifth and sixth respectively at the Spanish circuit.

Testing times from Sunday at Valencia:

Mika Hakkinen McLaren 1:13.871
Alexander Wurz McLaren 1:14.431
Jos Verstappen Arrows 1:15.351
Enrique Bernoldi Arrows 1:15.634
Luciano Burti Jaguar 1:16.219
Eddie Irvine Jaguar 1:16.299