Manama Dec.8th, 2004: The worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading Formula 3 drivers ventured out for their first look at the Bahrain International Circuit today, and as luck would have it their day was one of the few wet ones in the Gulf. Japanese Formula 3 championship front-runner Richard Antinucci was fastest man for the TomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Team.
The American driver set his time in the second of three free test sessions, all of which were wet to some degree. Times dropped throughout the first two sessions as drivers learnt their way round the track on wet tyres and the rain eased, so that all the dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading times came late in the second test.
The final session was a quiet one, as tyre supplierYokohama decided to save its wet tyres in case of further rain this weekend. Drivers were free to run dry tyres, but most saw it as a pointless exercise and just eleven of the thirty-one did any laps in the session.