McLarens dominate in Valencia as Coulthard tops the times

DECEMBER 13, 2000

McLarens dominate in Valencia as Coulthard tops the times

MCLAREN dominated testing at Valencia on Wednesday as David Coulthard and Alexander Wurz topped the times - leaving Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello trailing in their wake.

Coulthard posted a quickest lap time of one minute and 14.73 seconds, as he outpaced his rival Barrichello, who was third quickest, in a six-man test at the Spanish circuit.

The duo, who will pit wits against each other in a title battle in 2001, both concentrated on Bridgestone's 2001-spec tires although Barrichello was hit with mechanical problems during the morning session.

Arrows' Jos Verstappen went fourth quickest as he outpaced Jordan pair Ricardo Zonta and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Zonta had been hampered by brake problems throughout the day.

Times from Wednesday's Valencia testing:

David Coulthard McLaren 1:14.73
Alexander Wurz McLaren 1:15.19
Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:15.37
Jos Verstappen Arrows 1:16.05
Ricardo Zonta Jordan 1:16.45
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan 1:16.55