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Canadian Grand Prix
First Friday Practice Session
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First Friday Practice Session Report - Results
Rubens Barrichello set the fastest time of the session ahead of his team-mate Michael Schumacher. Giancarlo Fisichella was third ahead of David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen and Heinz Harald Frentzen.
Barrichello was just 0.061 seconds ahead of Michael
Schumacher. Giancarlo Fisichella who usually does well here in Canada was over
0.9 seconds behind Barrichello and it is thought that his fastest run was on a
light fuel load. The McLarens of Coulthard and Raikkonen were over 1.2 seconds
off the pace while Frentzen managed 6th but also expected to have run on a
light fuel load.
There were no major incidents, however Enrique Bernoldi
stopped on the track while Michael Schumacher clipped the wall on the final
turn and may have damaged his car.
Felipe Massa covered the most number of laps with 30 followed by Villeneuve with 26. Jenson Button who had problems with his car for most of the session only managed 7 laps while Enrique Bernoldi managed 10 laps before his car stopped. All other drivers covered between 14 and 25 laps.
Although it is very early stages for the Canadian Grand Prix, it does appear that Ferrari will be very hard to beat. It also appears that under these conditions, the Bridgestone tyres have the edge over the Michelins although the second session should give us a better idea.