Monaco 2008: Friday Morning Practice

Monaco 2008: Friday Morning Practice

Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari at Monaco on the first running of the grand prix weekend, edging out the two McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen with a margin of just over 0.2s. Hamilton and Kovalainen were only split by 0.04s, the Finnish driver lapping well before breaking for lunch. The second Ferrari of Felipe Massa finished in fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg in the Williams and Robert Kubica in the BMW.

Nick Heidfeld stopped on track during the 90-minute session with damage to the rear of his BMW and Jarno Trulli damaged his rear suspension after clouting one of the circuits unforgiving barriers. David Coulthard also had trouble with his Red Bull Racing car, the Scot failing to set a lap time has he suffered a problem with his throttle.

Scuderia Toro Rosso’s new car turned a wheel today for the first at a race meeting, the STR3 rolling out on the streets of Monte Carlo with Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel at the wheels. Bourdais hauled himself into a relatively impressive thirteenth, while team mate Vettel languished in nineteenth.

Monaco 2008: Friday Morning Practice Times

1. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m15.948s 26 Laps
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m16.216s 27 Laps
3. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m16.248s 28 Laps
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m16.292s 26 Laps
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m16.653s 27 Laps
6. Robert Kubica BMW 1m16.834s 23 Laps
7. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m17.498s 25 Laps
8. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m17.511s 26 Laps
9. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m17.798s 23 Laps
10. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m17.835s 26 Laps
11. Timo Glock Toyota 1m17.942s 26 Laps
12. Jenson Button Honda 1m18.153s 26 Laps
13. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m18.245s 30 Laps
14. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m18.263s 13 Laps
15. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m18.274s 28 Laps
16. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m18.360s 16 Laps
17. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m18.360s 25 Laps
18. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m18.955s 32 Laps
19. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m19.176s 35 Laps
20. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing No Time 3 Laps

Edit: When I say Friday, I really mean Thursday. Monaco always throws me out of sync!

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