Teams back in UK for Brazilian Grand Prix preparations
Silverstone is the venue for this weeks main Formula One test and among those present will be Anthony Davidson, the BAR third driver making his first appearance in a Jordan ahead of a possible race drive next season, when the team will become Midland F1.
Davidson has been released by BAR for the one-day test, missing the Honda-powered teams own session as a result. However, his will not be the only new face at Jordan this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Formula Nippon and Super GT driver Sakon Yamamoto will test ahead of his scheduled third-driver outing with the team at his home race in Japan next month.
Jordan are expected be joined at Silverstone for the three days by several teams, including Renault, McLaren, Red Bull and Toyota. Renault will be using Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fischella and Heikki Kovalainen for their Interlagos preparations, which will include evaluations of the new aero package and D-spec engine that the team hope to use in Brazil.
Williams, meanwhile, will be running a two-day programme with Antonio Pizzonia and Nico Rosberg at the wheel on Wednesday and Thursday following news of Nick Heidfelds shoulder injury, which is likely to keep him off track for at least one more race.
With just three rounds of the 2005 championship remaining, and with only a week separating the last two races in Japan and China, this weeks Silverstone session will be the penultimate multi-team test of the season. The last will be at Jerez in Spain in the week following the Brazilian Grand Prix.