Friday, September 5, 2008

Massa and Alonso lead Friday practice sessions

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Felipe Massa maintained his recent strong form by dominating Friday morning practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. Massa was fastest for the majority of the morning at an overcast but dry Spa-Francorchamps, setting the first flying lap of the weekend and then repeatedly improving his time as his first run progressed. Massa also switch to soft tyres for his final run and found even more time, improving to first a 1:47.369 then 1:47.284 to cement his position as the opening practice pace-setter.

Fernando Alonso grabbed the top spot at the end of a rain and red flag-interrupted Friday afternoon practice session at Spa with a 1:48.454 sec. lap. Several drivers went off track during the session, Alonso, Raikkonen Webber, Fisichella all had moments of difficulty with track conditions.

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