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Final practice - Massa leads a Ferrari one-two in Spain 09 May 2009

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2009.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 8 May 2009 Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 8 May 2009 Heidfeld comes together with a wall, and the three-wheeled BMW won't take any further part in practice

Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen in Saturday morning’s final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, but it is still likely, given a half second margin over Jenson Button’s Brawn, that we have yet to see everyone play their true hand.

Massa lapped Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya in 1m 20.553s - way faster than Raikkonen’s 2008 pole time of 1m 21.813s - and the Finn managed 1m 20.635s. Button’s third best time was 1m 21.050s, with team mate Rubens Barrichello fourth on 1m 21.163s.

Robert Kubica was up there with fifth best time for BMW Sauber, in 1m 21.239s, but team mate Nick Heidfeld was 20th after crashing in Turn 12 and damaging his F1.09’s left front suspension. Jarno Trulli took seventh spot for Toyota with 1m 21.256s, ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton on 1m 21.346s, Toyota’s Timo Glock on 1m 21.377s and Sebastien Buemi, who rounded out the top 10 for Toro Rosso with 1m 21.424s.

Yet again on a track where most have tested intensively over the winter, the times were extremely close. Another half second covered the next eight cars. They were headed by Fernando Alonso’s Renault on 1m 21.499s, with Heikki Kovalainen 12th on 1m 21.519s for McLaren from Williams’ Nico Rosberg (1m 21.594s), Red Bull’s Mark Webber (1m 21.629s), Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Bourdais (1m 21.649s), Renault’s Nelson Piquet (1m 21.685s), Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel (1m 21.689s) and Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella (1m 21.909s).

Adrian Sutil was 19th on 1m 22.232s in the second Force India, and Heidfeld managed 1m 23.457s before his off.