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Villeneuve Completes Jerez Test

July 16 2005

Team SAUBER PETRONAS completed its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Jacques Villeneuve covered 95 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:17.593s.
Paul Russell (Test Engineer):

"We had a good morning session and could achieve a reasonably quick lap time. The car was fast immediately, which enabled us to start with the scheduled programme straightaway. In the afternoon we worked with Michelin and finished the tyre selection process for the forthcoming races in Hockenheim and Budapest. In addition, we did some long-runs and conducted further aerodynamic tests.

"Overall, considering the happenings the last days we nevertheless got quite a lot done. For us this was the final high-downforce test this season and after all it was a productive week."

Team SAUBER PETRONAS will be testing again from 24 to 26 August in Monza.

For full 2005 pre-season test results click here.

P Driver Team Engine Car Tyre Best Lap Gap
1 de la Rosa McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:16.908 -:--.---
2 Heidfeld Williams BMW FW27 M 1:17.327 0.419
3 Zonta Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:17.263 0.355
4 Wurz McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:17.344 0.436
5 Sato BAR Honda BAR007 M 1:17.356 0.448
6 Montagny Renault Renault R25 M 1:17.369 0.461
7 Davidson BAR Honda BAR007 M 1:17.547 0.639
8 Villeneuve SAUBER PETRONAS C24 M 1:17.593 0.685
9 Kovalainen Renault Renault R25 M 1:17.656 0.748
10 Coulthard Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:17.848 0.940
11 Liuzzi Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:18.192 1.284
12 R Schumacher Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:18.945 2.037
13 Bernoldi BAR Honda BAR007 M 1:21.189 4.281
14 Panis Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:21.307 4.399

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