French GP, 2nd Free Practice Session: Ferrari domination continues 

Written by David on June 29th, 2007 at 6:13 pmLast Update: June 29th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen ahead in 2nd Free practice Session of French Grand PrixBoth Ferrari vehicles confirm their competitiveness in Magny Cours during afternoon’s 2nd free practice session: first Massa, second Raikkonen. McLaren in difficulty; only Lewis Hamilton improves considering this morning’s practice, but he’s behind a Toro Rosso.

Higher lap times, but the story doesn’t change. Even in this afternoon’s free practice in Magny Course circuit, both Ferrari are faster than the others. This time, the fastest lap was registered by Felipe Massa (1’15”453) in front of Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, fourth and the only driver between the favorites to improve himself (was 6th in the morning). Bad session for Alonso, unexpectedly 8th and involved in an anomalous trip through the gravel. Way above the Spanish, an excellent Scott Speed, third with his Toro Rosso.

 Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen ahead in 2nd Free practice Session of French Grand Prix

One, two, three times Ferrari! As the number of Maranello’s engines on the finish line before Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren. The surprise comes from Scott Speed, the 24yr old American driver, who, with a lap time of 1’15”773, got the third place right before Hamilton with his Toro Rosso powered by Ferrari engines. Speed’s teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi, is just a little bit behind, in fifth place with a lap time of 1’15”952.

 Scott Speed Toro Rosso 3rd place in second free practice of Franch Grand Prix

If we compare this morning’s with this afternoon’s lap times, Raikkonen remains still ahead of Massa, Speed and Hamilton. Fernando Alonso improves only by a few milliseconds his lap time but finishes the practice in 8th place with 1’16”049. In 12th place, with a lap time of 1’16”236, there’s BMW-Sauber Polish driver Robert Kubica, in the day of his comeback after his terrific crash in Montreal’s Grand Prix, from which he walked away unharmed.

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