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Ferrari, Sauber continue private tests 13 May 2004

Felipe Massa (BRA) Sauber Petronas C23.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, 7 May 2004 (L to R): Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari talks with Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari Test Driver.
Malaysian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 March 2004 Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2004.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Practice Day, Imola, Italy, 23 April 2004 Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004

Sauber carried on with their three-day test at the Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday. Felipe Massa covered 71 laps in the C23, setting a best time of 1m 19.980s.

"Thanks to good weather and track conditions we were able to complete our scheduled programme for today and the test went quite well for us,” reported race engineer Mike Krack. "We have done some set-up checks in the morning before we started to work with Bridgestone on the tyre construction for the next races. In addition, we evaluated different brakes.

"Tomorrow Giancarlo (Fisichella) will do a set-up validation and besides this will compare several cooling (configurations). Further Bridgestone tyre tests for the Canadian Grand Prix and aerodynamic work are also planned for Thursday."

Meanwhile, Ferrari were again in action at two Italian Circuits. Fiorano saw Michael Schumacher continuing tyre work in preparation for Monaco. The world champion completed a total of 57 laps, seven of them on the short version of the track, with a best time of 56.466s.

And at Mugello, Luca Badoer was again at the wheel of the F2004 for new parts and tyre development. The official Ferrari test driver covered a total of 69 laps (18 on the short course,) with a best of 1m 19.457s. He hands over to Rubens Barrichello on Thursday, while Schumacher continues at Fiorano.