At the Circuit de Catalunya
The wail of Formula One engines resumed on Wednesday morning, with fifteen drivers buckling up helmets at Circuit de Catalunya for a Spanish test.
But activity in all eight team garages will fall silent at 2.30pm, for a minute's silence to
mark Edouard Michelin's death last Friday.
Two days after the chequer fluttered at Monaco, teams this week are preparing for the next race, at Silverstone in two weeks.
But Barcelona did not entirely cooperate on Wednesday, with - following overnight rain - a damp and cold track putting the brakes on too much early morning activity.
Runners for Bridgestone-shod Ferrari and Toyota, though, braved the conditions, but at midday Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella
was setting the pace, followed by Felipe Massa.
The pair are in the headlines at the moment, with Flavio Briatore praising Fisichella's race through the traffic at Monaco.
''You'll see,'' the Italian chief told Autosprint, ''in Silverstone he will win.''
Ferrari's Massa, on the other hand, appears more out of favour. The Brazilian struggled to move through the Monte Carlo field after crashing during qualifying.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport: ''Ferrari know my worth ... so it (wasn't) an error that can change everything.''
In Paris, F1's governing body confirmed speculation that McLaren and Toyota are the big losers of the restructured Formula One Commission for 2008, while the news out of Maranello is that Jean Todt signed a notable agreement on Tuesday morning.
Representing circuit owner Ferrari, the Frenchman guaranteed that MotoGP will race at Mugello through to 2011.
Source GMM CAPSIS International