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Singapore 2008: Friday Afternoon Practice

Singapore 2008: Friday Afternoon Practice

The second session, which was brought forward slightly to maximise the running, saw Fernando Alonso put in an impressive performance for Renault, topping the timing sheet with a margin of a tenth to Lewis Hamilton. Felipe Massa was third, ahead of McLaren’s other driver Heikki Kovalainen. Kimi Raikkonen finished down in seventh, and a few drivers took to escape roads, although little damage occurred.

Hamilton’s practice one time wasn’t beaten, and the general order of running remained, with Jenson Button doing well again, Nico Rosberg keeping himself nearer the top than the bottom and Mark Webber managed to get some running in his Red Bull after his earlier incident.

However, the Red Bull teams still weren’t appearing to improve, and Jarno Trulli stayed close to the bottom of the tables but did improve by a fraction. Interestingly, Giancarlo Fisichella was lapping well in the Force India, but a gear box issue sidelined the Italian towards the end of the session.

Turkey 2008: Friday Free Practice One/Two

1. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m45.654s 30 Laps
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m45.752s 28 Laps
3. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m45.793s 31 Laps
4. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m45.797s 31 Laps
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m46.164s 34 Laps
6. Robert Kubica BMW 1m46.384s 36 Laps
7. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m46.580s 25 Laps
8. Jenson Button Honda 1m46.901s 32 Laps
9. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m47.013s 32 Laps
10. Timo Glock Toyota 1m47.046s 22 Laps
11. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m47.137s 15 Laps
12. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m47.145s 35 Laps
13. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m47.300s 33 Laps
14. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m47.487s 24 Laps
15. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m47.640s 31 Laps
16. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m47.760s 36 Laps
17. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m47.965s 12 Laps
18. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m48.009s 25 Laps
19. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m48.059s 28 Laps
20. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m48.311s 36 Laps

Oliver White

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