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Jerez plays host to pre-Hungary test 22 Jul 2008

Sebastian Buemi (SUI) Red Bull Racing RB4.
Formula One Testing, Day One, Jerez, Spain, 22 July 2008 Pitboard for Alex Wurx (AUT) Honda RA108.
Formula One Testing, Day One, Jerez, Spain, 22 July 2008 Christian Klien (AUT) BMW Sauber Test Driver.
Formula One Testing, Day One, Jerez, Spain, 22 July 2008

Less than 48 hours after the German Grand Prix, the teams are expected back on track this week to make crucial preparations for the forthcoming Hungarian race. Most squads will be in action for four days at the Spanish circuit of Jerez, with the majority planning to begin their programmes on Tuesday.

After Lewis Hamilton’s dominant victory at Hockenheim, McLaren will be keen to maximise any performance advantage they hold, while rivals Ferrari will be working hard to rectify their recent drop in performance. BMW Sauber, meanwhile, will be out in force with tester Christian Klien and both race drivers, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, expected to take charge of the F1.08 during their four-day schedule.

Toyota will also be in action from Tuesday, although it is not known whether driver Timo Glock will be in action, following his crash during the German race. Fellow Japanese team Honda also have a four-day schedule planned, during which they plan to evaluate the RA108's new rear suspension and a revised aero package.

Force India meanwhile, will test for three days from Wednesday. The squad are set to evaluate their new quick-shift gearbox ahead of its planned race debut in Hungary.

With the remainder of the field also expected to attend, it is set to be a busy week in Spain, so check back throughout the week for daily updates on the teams’ progress. Note - all schedules are provisional and subject to change.