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Practice one - Ferrari first and second in damp opener 06 Jun 2008

(L to R): Rob Smedley (GBR) Ferrari Race Engineer with Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 6 June 2008 Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 6 June 2008 David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 6 June 2008

Ferrari dominated the times in Friday’s first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, with Felipe Massa just acing team mate Kimi Raikkonen in the dying moments on a track that was continually drying throughout the 90 minutes.

The Brazilian stamped in a lap of 1m 17.948s to beat Raikkonen’s 1m 18.292s, then improved again to 1m 17.533s.

As the deck was shuffled and reshuffled depending on the point at which a driver completed his lap, Robert Kubica also moved ahead of Raikkonen with a late 1m 17.809s for BMW Sauber. Team mate Nick Heidfeld was fourth on 1m 18.182s, likewise pipped at the last second by Heikki Kovalainen who recorded 1m 18.133s for McLaren. In the second MP4-23, Lewis Hamilton stayed in the garage right up until the end, and was happy with his 1m 18.303s foray.

Mark Webber and David Coulthard were seventh and eighth for Red Bull, on 1m 18.712s and 1m 18.809s respectively. Then came Kazuki Nakajima in the faster Williams FW30 on 1m 18.971s, Fernando Alonso for Renault on 1m 19.005s, Nico Rosberg in the second Williams on 1m 19.093s, Sebastian Vettel in the new Toro Rosso on 1m 19.228s, Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli in the Toyotas on 1m 19.346s and 1m 19.568s respectively, and the Force Indias of Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil on 1m 19.815s and 1m 19.888s respectively.

At the back, Renault’s Nelson Piquet survived an off-course moment for 1m 20.091s and was followed by Rubens Barrichello on 1m 20.173s for Honda, Sebastien Bourdais in the second Toro Rosso on 1m 20.541s and Jenson Button in the other Honda on 1m 20.542s.

Trulli, Nakajima, Button, Fisichella and Massa all joined Piquet with off-course moments, but nobody sustained any damage.