Jerez 6 December – Massa sets the pace

Thu, 7 December 2006, 07:31

On a cold and sometimes wet Jerez track, the Ferrari pairing of Felipe Massa and Luca Badoer set the pace, followed by McLaren rookie Lewis Hamilton. McLaren, Renault, Williams, Toyota and Super Aguri all focused on tyres work – getting to grips with the new Bridgestone Potenza tyres.

In addition, Hamilton focused on rear suspension work, while De La Rosa worked on the front and rear wings. Renault also completed maximum mileage to build reliability on their new gearbox, while Kohei Hirate got acquainted with the car in his first Formula One test for Toyota.

1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1m19.463
2. Luca Badoer, Ferrari, 1m19.702
3. Lewis Hamilton, Team McLaren Mercedes, 1m20.238
4. Christian Klien, Honda Racing, 1m20.404
5. Franck Montangy, Toyota, 1m20.409
6. Anthony Davidson, Super Aguri, 1m20.425
7. Pedro de la Rosa, Team McLaren Mercedes,| 1m20.439
8. James Rossiter, Honda Racing, 1m20.721
9. Heikki Kovalainen, Renault, 1m20.782
10. Nico Rosberg, WilliamsF1, 1m20.955
11. Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, 1m21.038
12. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 1m21.078
13. Michael Ammermuller, Red Bull Racing, 1m21.142
14. Giancarlo Fisichella, Renault, 1m21.274
15. Kohei Hirate, Toyota, 1m21.429
16. Tonio Liuzzi, Toro Rosso, 1m21.957
17. Sebastian Vettel, BMW Sauber, 1m22.068

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