Bas Leinders made an unfortunate entrance to Formula One when he crashed one of Jordan's EJ13s in Barcelona, but went some way to making amends when the test resumed later in the day.

The Belgian Formula Nissan frontrunner picked up from where fellow debutant Timo Glock had left off on Tuesday - almost literally as the German also crashed on his first day of F1 action - and was able to complete a number of laps late in the afternoon after the team has built up a fresh car for him to run in.

"Bas Leinders was at the wheel on our second day of this test and, again, it was the driver's first F1 test - although Bas has driven at Barcelona before," head of race and test engineering James Robinson noted.

"Unfortunately, he had an accident on the installation lap [this morning] and we had to build the second chassis [in order for the test to continue]. Although this allowed us to return to the track, it took several hours to achieve, which left about an hour of running at the end of the day. Three red flags in this last period further reduced track time, allowing Bas to get four short runs - totalling 18 laps - before the final flag.

"The mechanics did another excellent job today, building the car from a tub, and the car ran faultlessly once we got out. It was a credit to good teamwork."

Glock will return to the cockpit to continue the test tomorrow morning [Thursday], before Nick Heidfeld takes over testing duties in the afternoon session and completes the test on Friday.