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2002 German Grand Prix 
First Friday Practice Session  

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First Friday Practice Session Report - Results

Another domination by Ferrari with Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher over a second faster than anyone else. With the colder track conditions and the superb package Ferrari have, one wouldn't be surprised but expect the rest and particularly the Michelin runners to get closer as the temperatures are expected to move up over the weekend.

Olivier Panis was a surprise 3rd, whether that is due to a lighter fuel load or because this track suits him remains to be seen. Kimi Raikkonen was the best running Michelin runner in 4th with Nick Heidfeld in 5th ahead of Montoya in 6th.
Felipe Massa was 7th with Takuma Sato in 8th ahead of his team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella while Heinz Harald Frentzen puts his name on the Friday timesheets for the first time since the European Grand Prix over a month ago!

As expected, the times set by team-mates will vary here as this is a new track and some drivers are quicker to learn the track than others. Most notably Panis was 3rd while Villeneuve was 12th. Raikkonen was 4th while Coulthard was 19th (although Coulthard had technical problems which sidelined him for most of the session. Montoya was 6th while Ralf Schumacher was 18th.
On the other hand, a few surprises from the rookies with Sato faster than Fisichella and McNish faster than Salo.
Alex Yoong's performance was also worth mentioning as he was just over a tenth slower than Webber and well within the 107% time of Barrichello. 
We'll watch with interest how these gaps develop over the weekend.

A few drivers ran into problems during the session with de la Rosa stopping on the track with an engine problem, Villeneuve stopping on the track too while Coulthard was in the garage for most of the session. Giancarlo Fisichella had a scare as he went off into the gravel losing one of his car's barge boards but managed to recover.

Olivier Panis covered the most number of laps with 31 followed by Alex Yoong with 26 and Nick Heidfeld with 25. David Coulthard covered the least number of laps with 6 while Pedro de la Rosa only managed 9 and Giancarlo Fisichella only did 13. 

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