Thursday December 9th, 1999
David Coulthard was once again the fastest man on the track today. An impressive second fastest was the new Jordan recruit, Jarno Trulli, who spent part of the day conducting comparisons between the 1999 and 2000 specification tyres.
"I am really happy with everything. The atmosphere in the team is fantastic and I feel very relaxed, which means I am in an excellent frame of mind for testing. I am working well with my new race engineer, Dino Toso, and all the team. The car reacts well and it is easy to feel the set up changes. I am looking forward putting more miles on the car tomorrow," Trulli commented.
Nick Heidfeld continued to show impressive pace, 0.66 of a second faster than his Prost teammate Jean Alesi, while Ralf Schumacher in the Williams-BMW continued to close the gap. Finally, the Australian Mark Webber, runner-up to Ricardo Zonta in the 1998 FIA GT Championship, had his first Formula One test, completing twelve laps in an Arrows. Webber has signed to drive for the Arrows Junior Team in the FIA International F3000 Championship next year.