Jerez Test Day Six - Ralf edges Briscoe 13 Jan 2004
Just two drivers were in action for the sixth day of testing at Jerez on Monday. Ralf Schumacher, again in the new Williams FW26, set the best time, less than a tenth of a second ahead of Ryan Briscoe's Toyota.
Williams reported positive progress after Schumacher completed 89 laps of the Spanish circuit, including a full race distance in the team's 2004 machine. This was despite heavy fog disrupting running in the morning.
Australian Briscoe put in over 100 laps as he continued Toyota's development programme ahead of the launch of their 2004 challenger, the TF104, which will take place in Cologne on Saturday.
Tuesday will be the last day of the Jerez session, with Williams, Toyota and BAR all expected to take place in a wet-weather tyre test with Michelin on an artificially-watered track.
Unofficial Monday times from Jerez:
1. Ralf Schumacher, Williams (Michelin), 1:17.875
2. Ryan Briscoe, Toyota (Michelin), 1:17.936