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Spa Francorchamps: Practice Sessions

Spa Francorchamps: Practice Sessions

Ferrari - 2007 Hungarian Grand PrixKimi Raikkonen dominated the first of this mornings free practice seasons, placing his Ferrari F2007 ahead of the pack at the top of the timing sheet. Unfortunately for Ferrari they, Kimi’s performance was overshadowed by his team mates, Felipe Massa, who crashed very early in the day. Massa went straight on at Rivage and nosed his car into the tyre barrier. However, the lap from Raikkonen would have bolstered the Ferrari team and his lap of 1m47.339s put him 0.5s clear of second placed driver Lewis Hamilton.

Fernando Alonso followed his team mate into third place, just a tenth down on the Brit and 0.05s up on Nick Heidfeld in fourth. Nico Rosberg led Robert Kubica into fifth while second Williams driver Alex Wurz finished his morning in seventh. Renault, Toyota, Red Bull and Honda hogged the mid-field pack while Super Aguri, Toro Rosso and Spyker filled in the remaining six places. Massa did not complete a flying lap and thus propped up the mornings timing sheet.

Free Practice One Times

1. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m47.339s
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m47.881s
3. Fernando Alonso McLaren 1m47.994s
4. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m48.052s
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m48.372s
6. Robert Kubica BMW 1m48.605s
7. Alex Wurz Williams 1m48.920s
8. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m48.994s
9. Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1m49.138s
10. Jenson Button Honda 1m49.330s
11. Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1m49.380s
12. Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1m49.548s
13. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m49.894s
14. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m49.931s
15. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m50.264s
16. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m50.482s
17. Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1m50.640s
18. Anthony Davidson Super Aguri 1m50.648s
19. Adrian Sutil Spyker 1m50.768s
20. Vitantonio Liuzzi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m51.628s
21. Sakon Yamamoto Spyker 1m52.379s
22. Felipe Massa Ferrari No Time Set

Free Practice One Times

Fernando Alonso - 2007 Belgian Grand PrixThe afternoon session saw Fernando Alonso get to grips with the slightly revised circuit layout, and the Spaniard topped the sheets with his McLaren. Alonso managed his best lap early on, but Lewis Hamilton closed the gap considerable over the course of the ninety minutes. Felipe Massa was able to take part in the second session, his Ferrari having been mended, and the Brazilian ended up in third after a spirited run. Raikkonen followed Massa 0.2s behind.

Toyota made a surprising improvement after lunch, and Jarno Trulli popped his Japanese car into 5th while Ralf Schumacher followed suit in 6th, albeit 0.5s down on the Italian. BMW appeared to flounder a bit in the second part of free practice, and Kubica could only manage ninth place while Heidfeld ended his days work in eleventh. The revised Spyker’s appear to be working better as well, with Sakon Yamamoto feeling a little giddy up in seventeenth and Adrian Sutil behind in twentieth.

1. Fernando Alonso McLaren 1m46.654s
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m46.765s
3. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m46.953s
4. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m47.166s
5. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m47.491s
6. Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1m47.946s
7. Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1m48.224s
8. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m48.271s
9. Robert Kubica BMW 1m48.279s
10. Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1m48.567s
11. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m48.606s
12. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m48.840s
13. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m48.883s
14. Jenson Button Honda 1m48.919s
15. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m49.364s
16. Alex Wurz Williams 1m49.393s
17. Sakon Yamamoto Spyker 1m49.697s
18. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m49.720s
19. Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1m50.168s
20. Adrian Sutil Spyker 1m50.399s
21. Anthony Davidson Super Aguri 1m50.542s
22. Vitantonio Liuzzi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m50.865s

Formula One, F1, Belgian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Fernando Alonso, McLaren

Oliver White

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