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Pre-Suzuka testing schedule 28 Sep 2004

Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF104B. Formula 1 Testing, Silverstone, 15 September 2004. World © Capilitan/Sutton Alex Wurz (AUT) McLaren Test Driver. Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Bahrain Grand Prix, Preparations, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 1 April 2004. World © Moy/Sutton Marc Gene (ESP) Williams BMW FW26.
Formula One World Championship, British Grand Prix, Rd 11, Qualifying Day, Silverstone, England, 10 July 2004 Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari Test Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, Practice Day, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, 11 June 2004

There may only be two races of the 2004 season left, but that doesn’t mean the teams won’t be hard at work this week in preparation for the forthcoming Japanese Grand Prix.

The major session takes place at the Spanish circuit of Jerez from Tuesday to Thursday, and with many of the teams’ race drivers opting to stay in Asia between the China and Japan rounds, it will be largely test drivers at the wheel.

Expected to run at Jerez are Luca Badoer for Ferrari, Marc Gene and Antonio Pizzonia for Williams, and Pedro de la Rosa and Alexander Wurz for McLaren. Also due to test in Spain are Toyota, who will give Jarno Trulli his first full test with the team, and Renault.

Toyota will also be making use of two men from their Drivers Academy. Frenchman Franck Perera and Japanese Katsuyuki Hiranaka will carry out aerodynamic work on the straight at the Vairano circuit in Italy on September 28-29, in order to evaluate parts for the final two races of the season.

Ferrari are also expected to run a second programme at Fiorano in Italy, with the Ferrari Maserati Group's competition test driver Andrea Bertolini putting the F2004 through its paces.

Note, all schedules are provisional and subject to change.