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Teams conclude pre-San Marino testing 18 Apr 2005

Alex Wurz (AUT) McLaren Test Driver (Left) talks with a McLaren engineer.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Bahrain Grand Prix, Preparations, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 31 March 2005

McLaren, Jordan and Ferrari were all on track on Friday as they completed their final on-track preparations for this coming weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

At Paul Ricard in France mixed weather conditions forced McLaren and Jordan to move from the main track layout they had been using the previous two days to a shorter layout.

Pedro de la Rosa and Alexander Wurz headed the times, both running similar tyre programmes focusing on the Imola race. The pair alternated between dry, intermediate and full wet Michelin tyres depending on the weather conditions.

"Today has been a productive day, despite the weather and I have completed 104 laps of trouble free running,” reported de la Rosa. "The car has performed well in the changeable conditions."

"This week I have put a significant number of kilometres on MP4-20, and have become much more familiar with the car,” added Wurz. “I am pleased with the progress we have made and would like to thank the test team for their efforts."

Unofficial Friday times from Paul Ricard:
1. Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren (Michelin), 57.276
2. Alexander Wurz, McLaren (Michelin), 58.102
3. Tiago Monteiro, Jordan (Bridgestone), 1:00.505

Ferrari wrapped up their four-day, two-track test with Michael Schumacher at Fiorano and Rubens Barrichello at Mugello, both working on Bridgestone tyre development in the F2005.

Schumacher put in 142 laps of Fiorano (six on the short version of the track) with a best time of 57.222s, while Barrichello completed 77 at Mugello (eight on the short layout), his best a 1m 21.920s.