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
Chelsea players allowed 20 minutes to celebrate, says Jose Mourinho after Capital One Cup victory
Diego Costa keeps coin thrown at him during Capital One Cup final
Liverpool vs Manchester City match report: Stunners from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson sink Manuel Pellegrini's side
Arsenal 2 Everton 0 player ratings: Who scored highest at the Emirates?
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
£45000 - £55000 per annum + 30 days holiday: Ashdown Group: Finance Manager - ...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: 3rd Line Support Engineer / Network ...
£26000 - £33000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Web Developer is required to ...
£45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: PeopleSoft Application Support & Development ...