Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer set the pace today [Thursday], at a rainy and wet Jerez.

The Italian completed just 12 laps in total, his best a 1 minute 25.432 seconds, over half a second up on fellow Scuderia driver, Felipe Massa, who was second.

Luciano Burti was also on track for Ferrari, he was fourth quickest, as all three drivers from the Maranello based squad spent the day working on tyres and electronics.

Nick Heidfeld was third for Jordan, breaking up the trio of F2003-GA's, the German completed 50 laps, as he continues to try and secure a drive at Eddie Jordan's team for 2004.

Jenson Button meanwhile was fifth for BAR-Honda, while team-mate Takuma Sato was eighth, the Williams' of Marc Gene and Ralf Schumacher filling the two spots in between.

F1 rookies Jarek Janis, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Nico Rosberg were the only other drivers on track, Janis running in the Jordan EJ13, while the latter two drivers continued their evaluation test with Williams, Piquet Jr. running in the morning, and Rosberg this afternoon.

Testing concludes tomorrow [Friday] - although Williams packed up today, as they started on Tuesday.

Leading times (4 December) - Jerez:

1. Luca Badoer Ferrari 1m 25.432s 12 laps B
2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m 26.043s 54 laps B
3. Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1m 26.545s 50 laps B
4. Luciano Burti Ferrari 1m 26.638s 9 laps B
5. Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1m 26.709s 26 laps M
6. Marc Gene Williams-BMW 1m 26.957s 76 laps M
7. Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1m 26.976s 69 laps M
8. Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1m 27.437s 49 laps M
9. Jarek Janis Jordan-Ford 1m 28.001s 46 laps B
10. Nelson Piquet Jr. Williams 1m 28.640s 46 laps M
11. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m 30.262s 30 laps M

M - denotes Michelin tyres
B - denotes Bridgestone tyres

Weather / track conditions: Wet and rainy.