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Drivers clear in dope tests 04 May 2003

Barcelona paddock.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, 3 May 2003

Six drivers underwent random dope tests during the course of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Ralph Firman, Mark Webber, Antonio Pizzonia and Cristiano da Matta were all subjected to the tests under Article 4, Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code, by stewards Lars Osterlind, Derek Ledger and Xavier Conesa.

All were passed clean.

The first dope tests conducted in Formula One were at the Nurburgring in 1995, when Rubens Barrichello and Max Papis both failed initially after taking medicine for head colds.