Ferrari on top in first Monza practice

Michael Schumacher, Italian GP 2004

Michael Schumacher, Italian GP 2004 

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Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello surprised nobody on Friday morning at Monza when they set the fastest two times in testing for the Italian Grand Prix. The two men were separated by three-tenths of a second with only BAR test driver Anthony Davidson getting close to their times, having completed 25 laps compared to Schumacher's 10 laps and Barrichello's four. Kimi Raikkonen did only a handful of laps top set the fourth fastest lap but he was a second slower than Schumacher's best time with Fernando Alonso fifth in his Renault ahead of Jenson Button's BAR-Honda, Jarno Trulli's Renault. Bjorn Wirdheim's Jaguar and the two Williams-BMWs of Antonio Pizzonia and Juan Pablo Montoya.

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