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Italian Grand Prix
Second Friday Practice Session
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Second Friday Practice Session Report - Results
The gap Ferrari had in the first session to the other top
team decreased slightly but rather than Montoya or Ralf, it was Kimi Raikkonen
who was the closest to the Ferrari this session. Of course it was Michael
Schumacher who ended up fastest and just over 0.2 seconds away from the
Pole time of last year. Rubens Barrichello managed to recover from his lack of
running in the morning and set the second fastest time just 0.225 seconds
behind Michael and it was Kimi Raikkonen who was the only driver close to the
Ferraris, that is if you consider 0.583 seconds close.
Once again the Michelins look strong with 8 out of the top 10 runners on Michelin rubber however the top 2 are Bridgestone runners!
David Coulthard had an off into the gravel and couldn't recover while Alex Yoong had a spin and stalled his car on the track. Several other drivers had offs but managed to recover.
Rubens Barrichello and Jarno Trulli covered the most number of laps this session with 27 laps each while David Coulthard only managed 3 laps, Allan McNish only did 10 and Alex Yoong only covered 13 laps.
Overall Jarno Trulli covered the most number of laps with 44 followed by Michael Schumacher with 43 while David Coulthard did the least number of laps with 19 followed by Allan McNish with 23 laps.
Of course these are practice times and could be very misleading as the fuel loads vary as the teams go through their different programmes.