Spanish Grand Prix
Second Friday Practice Session
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Second Friday Practice Session Report - Results
Ferrari's domination wasn't absolute at the end of the first
day of practice. Michael Schumacher did manage the fastest time of the
day but only by 0.07 seconds ahead of Heinz Harald Frentzen in the Arrows
(which most likely was set on a light fuel load). Jenson Button in the Renault
would be a cause of concern for Ferrari (and McLaren and Williams for that
matter) as he set the 3rd fastest time just 0.313 seconds behind Michael and
his car would probably have a fair bit of fuel in it.
At first look, one would worry but looking closely at the
times, the whole field is very close with less than a second separating the
top 14 cars and 2 seconds separating the top 19 cars. Williams usually keep
some in reserve so they should be able to move into the top 10. But Pole they
The session had very few incidents with Trulli and Michael Schumacher running wide but recovering.
Michael Schumacher covered the most number of laps this session with 33 (45 overall) followed by Rubens Barrichello with 32 (42 overall) and Olivier Panis with 27 (46 overall). Ralf Schumacher only covered 10 (28 overall) while Irvine covered 14 (27 overall).
We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out if those few surprises in the top 10 can remain there.