McLaren-Mercedes 'third driver' Alexander Wurz set the pace yesterday [Tuesday] at the Mugello circuit, Italy.

Wurz completed 89 laps in the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17 and set a best lap of 1 minute 23.305 seconds - a time that was six tenths up on the other McLaren, which was second, driven by Jean Alesi.

Alesi who was taking part in his second test for the Woking based team completed 82 laps.

Toyota's Mika Salo and Allan McNish were the only other two drivers at the track, Salo registering the best time of the two, a 1 minute 25.478 seconds.

Testing continues at Mugello today [Wednesday] when Ferrari will join proceedings.

Leading times (16th April) - Mugello:

1. Alexander Wurz McLaren-Mercedes 1m 23.305s 89 laps**
2. Jean Alesi McLaren-Mercedes 1m 23.985s 82 laps**
4. Mika Salo Toyota 1m 25.478s 59 laps**
5. Allan McNish Toyota 1m 27.268s 59 laps**

* Bridgestone tyres
** Michelin tyres

Weather / Track Conditions: n/a.