Saturday practice - Kimi's aims for number eight

Kimi Raikkonen, Chinese GP 2005

Kimi Raikkonen, Chinese GP 2005 

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Kimi Raikkonen may not be able to win the World Championship this season but if all goes well on Sunday the Finn can score his eighth victory of the year, help McLaren win the Constructors' Championship and make the point that but for mechanical failures the Drivers' World Championship would have been his because Fernando Alonso has managed only six wins. To back up the McLaren domination Juan Pablo Montoya was second quickest, three-tenths behind Raikkonen and two-tenths ahead of Alonso. There was then a gap of six-tenths of a second back to Giancarlo Fisichella, who also had an off.

The performance of Red Bull Racing continued with David Coulthard fifth fastest ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button (who had an uncharacteristic off), Michael Schumacher and Antonio Pizzonia (another man to go off), who was quicker than his team mate Mark Webber, who went off briefly at the end of the session.

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