AUGUST 18, 1997
Trulli beats the Mugello lap record
PROST driver Jarno Trulli last week set the fastest ever lap around the Mugello racing circuit, near Florence.
The fast up and down sweeps of Mugello are useful for teams testing for Spa-Francorchamps although the temperature at Mugello was very high and it is unlikely that the conditions will be the same in Belgium, although the weather at Spa is famously unpredictable.
Trulli was tire testing for Bridgestone and later tried the latest versions of the 1998-spec grooved tires.
Sauber was also in action at Mugello - using two test cars for the first time - and both Johnny Herbert and GianniÊMorbidelli did a considerable number of laps, setting up the cars for Belgium.