Jordan and Ferrari run solo tests 05 Feb 2004
While this week's multi-team test continued at Barcelona on Wednesday, Jordan and Ferrari both chose separate venues to put their 2004 challengers through their paces. The Jordan EJ14 began its first proper test at Silverstone, while Michael Schumacher was at Imola to carry on with development of the F2004.
After carrying out the EJ14's maiden shakedown on Tuesday, 2004 Jordan driver Nick Heidfeld clocked up another 44 laps of the Northamptonshire circuit, following a low-key launch of the new machine at the track.
"It was another really good day because we managed to do quite a lot of laps with the new car without any technical problems," said the German driver. "At the beginning of the day it was quite damp so I was quite happy to get some laps in dry conditions at the end of the day and get a better feel for the car. As you would expect with a new car there is work to do but overall I have a good feeling. We've made a good start."
Jordan also had Timo Glock in action again, the German youngster completing 74 laps at the wheel of a 2003-spec EJ13. Both he and Heidfeld are scheduled to continue the team's Silverstone programme on Wednesday.
Meanwhile at Imola in Italy, it was the first day of testing this week for Michael Schumacher and the F2004 at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit. The world champion covered a total of 61 laps of development work, with a best time of 1m 21.646s. He will continue the programme on Thursday, while team mate Rubens Barrichello will sample the new car for the first time at Mugello on Saturday.