Brazilian Racing News: F-3000 Testing Times
23 March 1999
All International F-3000 Teams are testing in Spain, at the Jerez de La Frontera Circuit. While the FIA hasnt yet decided if it will call the Series F-1 Jr. or F-3000, we will call it with the old name, F-3000. In the morning practice, the fastest was french driver Fabrice Walfisch for the Draco Team. Behind him was brazilian driver Mario Haberfeld, that drives for McLaren Junior. In the afternoon, when the track was a lot slower because of the heat, brazilian driver Ricardo Mauricio was fastest, followed by german driver Nick Heidfeld. Lola still hasn't delivered all cars to the teams, so all teams that have only 1 car had to let one driver go out in the morning and the other one in the afternoon. Morning Times: 1º) Fabrice Walfisch, France, Draco, 1min33s453, 162,485 km/h; 2º) Mário Haberfeld, Brazil, McLaren Júnior, 1min33s832; 3º) Stéphane Sarrazin, France, Prost Júnior, 1min33s835; 4º) Jason Watt, Sweden, eq. Super Nova, 1min34s011; 5º) Soheil Ayari, France, Oreca, 1min34s125; 6º) Norberto Fontana, Argentina, Fortec, 1min34s511; 12º) Bruno Junqueira, Brazil, Petrobras Júnior, 1min34s589; 19º) Marcelo Battistuzzi, Brazil, Portman/Arrows, 1min36s257. Afternoon: 1º) Ricardo Maurício, Brazil, Varga/Super Nova, 1min34s476; 2º) Nick Heidfeld, Germany, McLaren Júnior, 1min34s593; 3º) Max Wilson, Brazil, Petrobras Júnior, 1min34s976; 4º) Sarrazin, 1min34s980; 5º) Ayari, 1min34s187; 6º) Enrique Bernoldi, Brazil, Red Bull/Marko, 1min35s324.