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Barcelona F1 testing: day 3
[20 Jan 2005]
Testing again resumed on the third day at the Circuit de Catalunya. Today was a quite warm day. There were again some changes to drivers. Toyota were running also their current test driver Olivier Panis who covered a mammoth 103 laps. Also Ferrari were running Rubens Barrichello in place of world champion Michael Schumacher, who already drove for two days. Williams race seat candidates Antionio Pizzonia and Nick Heidfeld again went for head to head with Pizzonia the fastest of the two. Overall David Coulthard set a surprise fastest time with the new Red Bull team.

Racing Images's photographers today spent the first day at the track. They are also present tomorrow, which is the final day of the tests. Photos from the tests will be available in a few of days time.

Thurday's times (unofficial):

1. Coulthard     Red Bull-Cosworth  (M)  1:16.134   64 laps
2. Pizzonia      Williams-BMW       (M)  1:16.230   44 laps
3. Heidfeld      Williams-BMW       (M)  1:16.954   44 laps
4. Panis         Toyota             (M)  1:17.019  103 laps
5. Klien         Red Bull-Cosworth  (M)  1:17.035   76 laps
6. Trulli        Toyota             (M)  1:17.335   77 laps
7. Barrichello   Ferrari            (B)  1:17.400   56 laps
8. R.Schumacher  Toyota             (M)  1:17.884   71 laps

Thursday's midday times (unofficial):

1. Panis         Toyota             (M)  1:17.019   48 laps
2. Coulthard     Red Bull-Cosworth  (M)  1:17.089   37 laps
3. Trulli        Toyota             (M)  1:17.335   44 laps
4. Barrichello   Ferrari            (B)  1:18.083   30 laps
5. Heidfeld      Williams-BMW       (M)  1:18.145    9 laps
6. Klien         Red Bull-Cosworth  (M)  1:18.208   47 laps
7. R.Schumacher  Toyota             (M)  1:18.804   25 laps

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