Nick Heidfeld completed Jordan-Ford's four-day test session in Barcelona, clocking up 85 laps working on a Bridgestone tyre test programme.

The German, who only climbed back into the cockpit on Thursday, after six weeks away searching for sponsorship, set a best lap of 1min 16.87secs - just six-tenths of the pace of world champion Michael Schumacher.

"It was a good couple of days for me," Heidfeld agreed, "It was nice to drive the car in dry conditions and get through some of the work that the weather prevented us from doing in Jerez last time I tested with Jordan. We concentrated on tyres mostly, although there were some other test items today. It is definitely good to be
back in the car, really good fun."

Head of race and test engineering James Robinson confirmed that, after two accidents involving other drivers had blighted the opening couple of days in Spain, Heidfeld had completed a lot of useful work.

"It was another good constructive day for Jordan," he reported, "We were working very closely with Bridgestone with a continuation of the tyre programme we began yesterday, and we also carried out some productive suspension work relating to the new car.

"Nick did 85 laps on a pretty trouble-free day, which is a nice way to finish our final test before the new car runs in a week's time or so. Nick did an excellent job again today, giving some very good feedback and I think Bridgestone have a lot of useful information to assist over the weekend."

Jordan's test programme resumes on 4 February, with a two-day session at Silverstone designed to shake down the new EJ14. No drivers have yet been announced for the outing.

 

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