Last year's model for Ferrari
Wednesday 21 February 1996
Michael Schumacher was forced to drive last year's Ferrari in yesterday's test session at Estoril. With the first race of the season in Adelaide less than three weeks away, the absence of the new F310 was not a good sign for the world champion or the Italian team.
Since the new car's launch last week, there have been reports of a fragile gearbox casing and minor engine problems giving cause for concern. Ferrari technicians remained tight-lipped about the new car's non-appearance, although it was intimated the car might arrive later in the week.
Jordan-Peugeot dominated yesterday's test session around the twisting 2.701-mile Estoril track. Britain's Martin Brundle posted the fastest time of 1min 21.17sec, just two-tenths of a second quicker than team-mate Rubens Barrichello of Brazil.
The Williams-Renaults of Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve were third and fourth fastest, lapping in 1:21.24 and 1:21.44 respectively.
Latest in Sport
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Chelsea transfer news: 'Eden Hazard will cost Real Madrid £100m - and a Galactico,' says Jose Mourinho
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
£26000 - £28000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: Senior Accounts Assistan...
£24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£22000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is part of a Group...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a a young, dynamic pers...