Davidson keeps Honda on top 30 Jun 2006
Anthony Davidson continued to set the pace in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon, lapping his Honda in 1m 12.013s to head BMW Saubers Robert Kubica on 1m 12.809s. Giancarlo Fisichella, in his Renault R26, was the only other runner below 1m 13s, with 1m 12.933s.
Felipe Massa was fourth for Ferrari on 1m 13.264s, while Midland tester Giorgio Mondini had his moment in the sun with 1m 13.327s to beat Michael Schumacher (1m 13.346s), team mate Tiago Monteiro (1m 13.387, Jenson Button (1m 13.397s), Kimi Raikkonen (1m 13.554s), Fernando Alonso (1m 13.677s), Scott Speed (1m 13.688s), Nick Heidfeld (1m 13.725s, Tonio Liuzzi (1m 13.735s), Juan Pablo Montoya (1m 13.825s), Jacques Villeneuve (1m 13.857s) and Neel Jani (1m 13.946s).
Of these, Alonso had a grassy moment exiting Turn 1 right at the end, and Villeneuve also went off course there. Kubica nicely caught a grassy slide out of Turn 11.
Rubens Barrichello headed the next bunch with 1m 14.011s for Honda, ahead of Alex Wurz on 1m 14.050s for Williams, Christian Klien on 1m 14.084s for Red Bull and Christijan Albers who took the third Midland round in 1m 14.169s. Takuma Sato banged in a good lap of 1m 14.391s for Super Aguri, which put him ahead of Jarno Trullis Toyota (1m 14.449s), Nico Rosbergs Williams (1m 14.562s) and the Red Bulls of David Coulthard (1m 14.676s) and Robert Doornbos (1m 14.839s).
Ralf Schumacher was next with 1m 15.063s in his Toyota, ahead of the Super Aguris of Sakon Yamamoto (1m 15.120s) and Franck Montagny, who didnt record a time after his SA05 stopped early in Turn 4.