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Three teams testing this week 12 Sep 2006

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari 248 F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monza, Italy, 9 September 2006 Robert Doornbos (NDL) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Turkish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, 25 August 2006 David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monza, Italy, 9 September 2006 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R26 cuts across the chicane.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Race, Monza, Italy, 10 September 2006 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R26.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Race, Monza, Italy, 10 September 2006

The Belgian Grand Prix’s hiatus from the calendar this year means there is now a three-week break before the next round of the championship in China. The teams had been due to head directly from Monza to Spa and, as a result, no major tests have been scheduled for this week.

At least three teams, however, should be on track. Ferrari seized the constructors’ championship lead from Renault at the weekend and are expected to continue their push for the title by making use of their own testing facilities at Fiorano in Italy.

Renault, meanwhile, will be carrying out their development work with a three-day session at Spain’s Jerez circuit from Wednesday. Fernando Alonso will be absent, after bruising his knee during practice in Italy, leaving Giancarlo Fisichella, Heikki Kovalainen and Jose Maria Lopez to share the workload.

Renault will be joined by Red Bull, whose newly-promoted race driver, Robert Doornbos, will be keen to get in some additional mileage ahead of China, where he will replace the departed Christian Klien.

The majority of the other teams will return to test duties next week, with the biggest session planned for the British Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone.