Final practice - Rosberg top as both Toro Rossos crash 07 Jun 2008
Nico Rosberg kept his Williams FW30 ahead of Kimi Raikkonens Ferrari and Lewis Hamiltons McLaren on Saturday morning as sunny weather and a bone dry track greeted drivers at the Ile Notre Dame.
The German lapped in 1m 16.555s, compared to the Finns 1m 16.589s and the Britons 1m 16.725s.
Right behind them, Felipe Massa lapped his Ferrari in 1m 16.787s, to finish fourth ahead of Williams Kazuki Nakajima (1m 16.898s), Toyotas Jarno Trulli (1m 16.946s) and McLarens Heikki Kovalainen (1m 16.952s).
Nelson Piquet had a much better run, taking eighth fastest time in 1m 17.060s, but right at the end he spun his Renault out of the last corner and parked it facing the wring way, millimetres from the outer wall.
Mark Webber was ninth on 1m 17.062s for Red Bull, chased by Toro Rossos Sebastian Vettel (1m 17.085s), BMW Saubers Robert Kubica (1m 17.109s), Toro Rossos Sebastien Bourdais (1m 17.282s), Red Bulls David Coulthard (1m 17.322s), Rubens Barrichello in the Honda (1m 17.557s), Toyotas Timo Glock (on the same time), Force Indias Giancarlo Fisichella (1m 17.608s), Renaults Fernando Alonso (1m 17.683s) and BMW Saubers Nick Heidfeld (1m 17.766s).
Right at the back, Jenson Button continued his struggle with his Hondas handling on his way to 1m 18.178s, which left him with only Force Indias Adrian Sutil behind him on 1m 18.424s.
There were several minor incidents, which included Hamilton missing the back chicane and Piquet spinning there, but Vettel tanked his Toro Rosso into the wall exiting the back chicane and removed both right wheels. That brought out the red flag, and once the debris was cleared away, Bourdais wiped his own STR3 along the same wall and broke its rear suspension.
The weather forecast for the afternoon is for similar sunny conditions, so qualifying is building up to a tough contest beyond the Ferrari/McLaren foursome.