Saturday practice - Ferrari edge ahead again 15 Sep 2007
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa gave Ferrari a small, but perhaps crucial, advantage again in the final practice session at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday morning.
The Finn lapped his F2007 in 1m 46.137s - the weekend's fastest lap thus far - to head Massa on 1m 46.388s. Right at the end Fernando Alonsos 1m 46.507s usurped McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton, who did 1m 46.782s, for third.
Behind the top four, Heikki Kovalainen gave Renault hope with the fifth-fastest time of 1m 47.065s, chased by Toyotas Jarno Trulli (1m 47.218s), Williams Nico Rosberg (1m 47.251s), BMW Saubers Nick Heidfeld (1m 47.359s), Toyotas Ralf Schumacher (1m 47.454s), Red Bulls Mark Webber (1m 47.527s), Giancarlo Fisichella in the second Renault (1m 47.564s), Hondas Jenson Button (1m 47.767s), David Coulthard for Red Bull (1m 47.806s), Toro Rossos Sebastian Vettel (1m 47.838s) and Williams Alex Wurz (1m 47.902s). Yet again, the times in the midfield were extremely close.
Takuma Sato was a little happier with his Super Aguris set-up on his way to 1m 48.129s, which displaced Tonio Liuzzis 1m 48.163s for Toro Rosso to leave the Japanese driver 16th. Then came Spykers Adrian Sutil (1m 48.348s), Hondas Rubens Barrichello (1m 48.528s) and Super Aguris Anthony Davidson (1m 48.955s).
Sakon Yamamoto lapped his Spyker in 1m 49.179s before stopping in Fagnes, while right at the back was Robert Kubica, whose BMW Sauber suffered an engine problem after only two laps and thus didnt record a time. Worse still, the Pole will take a 10-place grid penalty as a result.