Day Two - Ferrari, Sauber continue at Jerez 16 Sep 2004
Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa were again on track in Spain on Wednesday, with less than a second separating the two Brazilians in the times.
Barrichello covered 88 laps of Jerez in the F2004 as he continued with tyre testing for the remaining races of the season, setting a best time of 1m 16.083s. Michael Schumacher will be testing at the track on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in the Sauber C23, Massa put in 99 laps on his way to a fastest time of 1m 16.794s. He will hand over to Formula 3000 champion Vitantonio Liuzzi on Thursday.
"In the morning we were able to finalise our aerodynamic work for the three remaining races in China, Japan and Brazil, reported Sauber race engineer Mike Krack.
We also did a Bridgestone tyre data verification in the afternoon. Thanks to good weather and track conditions Felipe was able to run a lot of laps which helped us to catch up with the programme."
Ferrari were also in action at Fiorano, where Luca Badoer shook down the cars the team will use in China, and at Mugello, where Andrea Bertolini was working on an aerodynamics and electronics test programme.
Bertolini, the Ferrari Maserati Group's competition test driver, completed a total of 60 laps (12 of them on the short version of the track), his best time being a 1m 23.861s.