Spanish GP - Friday - Practice Session 2 Report

Raikkonen quickest, Renaults oddly fast

Kimi Raikkonen, Spanish GP 2008

Kimi Raikkonen, Spanish GP 2008 

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Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the afternoon session on Friday afternoon but was only just ahead of the Renaults of Nelson Piquet and Fernando Alonso. Given that the Renaults have been uncompetitive this year, the result was a surprise and we will have to see on Saturday whether the French company's cars remain as fast.

The credibility of the times was further questioned by the fact that fourth fastest was Kazuki Najaima in his Williams-Toyota, ahead of Felipe Massa's Ferrari and Mark Webber's Red Bull. The top 10 was completed by Nico Rosberg in the second Williams, David Coulthard in the second Red Bull and the Force Indias of Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil.

Lewis Hamilton was 11th ahead of the BMWs of Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld with Jarno Trulli's Toyota and Jenson Button's Honda next up. Heikki Kovalainen was 16th.

Saturday may produce a rather different story.


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