Valencia day two - Wurz still on top in Spain 21 Feb 2007
Alexander Wurz remains the driver to beat after topping the timesheets again on Tuesday, during the second day of testing in Valencia. Wurz clocked a best time of 1m 11.614s around the Spanish circuit - over two-tenths of a second faster than his team mate Nico Rosberg.
Both Williams race drivers took to the track in the new FW29, as they focused on set-up work and pit-stop practice with the Williams race team mechanics. Rosberg, who replaced Williams test driver Kazuki Nakajima in the second 2007 car, covered 92 laps, while Wurz completed 83. The Austrian will be replaced by Narain Karthikeyan on Wednesday.
The only other team testing in Valencia, Spyker, fielded three drivers during the day. Christijan Albers was the quickest of the trio, finishing the session in third, after covering 30 laps in the F8-VII. Fellow race driver Adrian Sutil, fourth, spent the whole day in the car after his brief shakedown test on Monday. The Spaniard completed 131 laps, as he evaluated a variety of set-ups and carried out tyre testing.
Completing the Spyker line-up was tester Fairuz Fauzy, who made his Formula One debut in the teams new car. Malaysian Fauzy covered 76 laps, as he accumulated the required mileage for his Superlicence, ending the session fifth.
Testing continues in Valencia on Wednesday.
Unofficial Tuesday times from Valencia:
1. Alexander Wurz, Williams, 1:11.614
2. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:11.893
3. Christijan Albers, Spyker, 1:13.520
4. Adrian Sutil, Spyker, 1:13.678
5. Fairuz Fauzy, Spyker, 1:14.500