JULY 19, 2000

Barrichello shows strugglers a clean pair of heels

FERRARI'S Rubens Barrichello showed a clean pair of heels to struggling Prost and Minardi as he topped the times by almost four seconds in testing at Mugello, Italy.

Brazilian Barrichello produced a quickest lap time of one minute and 24.643 seconds as he outpaced Minardi's Marc Gene and Nick Heidfeld of Prost.

Spaniard Gene worked on the new aerodynamic settings on his car, while rookie Heidfeld worked on car set-up in preparation for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim next weekend.

Times after Wednesday's testing at Mugello:

Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:24.643
Marc Gene Minardi 1:28.374
Nick Heidfeld Prost 1:28.946