Ten teams extend Monza test on Friday

Fri, 31 August 2007, 02:18

Nine of F1’s eleven teams have elected to stay at Monza on Friday for an extra day of testing.

Every current formula one outfit ran at the high speed circuit on Thursday, which was scheduled to be the last of a three day test preceding next weekend’s Italian grand prix.

Torrential rain, however, washed out the entire morning’s running, and much of the afternoon was disrupted by the resultant drying surface and ‘green’ track.

Only Renault and Spyker chose to return to their bases on Thursday night, with the current testing agreement allowing an extended day in the event of bad weather earlier in the test.

“Having completed its major test items, and in order to save mileage for testing later in the year, the team opted not to prolong the test by an extra day,” Renault explained in a statement on Thursday.

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