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Testing News 20 May 2003

Jenson Button (GBR) BAR Honda 005.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Austrian Grand Prix, A1-Ring, Austria, 17 May 2003

Following its impressive showing in Austria, BAR will spend this week testing with Sauber in Valencia, Spain. Both teams will conduct dry weather testing between the 20th and 22nd May and will conduct a wet track test on Friday 23rd.

Jordan, restricted under the terms of the Heathrow Agreement, will test just once this week, at Silverstone on Thursday 22nd.

Ferrari meanwhile will continue its intensive test programme at Fiorano all week.

The Michelin shod teams will also be in action this week. Williams, McLaren and Toyota will be based at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track at Le Castellet in Southern France from the 20th to the 23rd of the month. Renault will join them on the 21st and 22nd, but again its running is limited by the Heathrow Agreement.

McLaren will run its new car, the MP4-18A for the first time on Wednesday 21st at Paul Ricard - see separate story.