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Jerez Day Five - Sato shines in wet 16 Feb 2004

Takuma Sato (JPN) BAR Test Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 22 August 2003

Just three cars were on track at Jerez on Saturday for a special wet-weather tyre session with suppliers Michelin. Fastest of them was the BAR of Takuma Sato, who outpaced the Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya by close to a second.

Sato completed over 100 laps of the Spanish circuit on his way to a best time of 1m 25.737s, while Montoya, at the wheel of the FW26, clocked up just under 90 laps with a fastest time of 1m 26.665s.

Montoya was joined at Williams by newly-appointed test driver Antonio Pizzonia, who completed the timesheets in an FW25, with a best lap of 1m 28.570s on the artificially dampened track.

Williams will run solo at Jerez on Sunday with Pizzonia to bring the week's testing there to a close.