Alonso Fastest in Practice 4 - Belgium

Championship leader Fernando Alonso was fastest for Renault in the final practice session for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, as the teams finally put in some significant running at Spa-Francorchamps

Alonso Fastest in Practice 4 - Belgium

Alonso, who leads closest rival Kimi Raikkonen, of McLaren, by 27 points with four races to go, finished with a time of 1:46.207 to put himself 0.334 seconds ahead of the Finn as their teams made final preparations before qualifying.

Sun shone down on the Ardennes forests in a stark contrast to the miserable weather on Friday that left drivers sitting in their garages for the opening practice sessions.

And after leaving it late to come out on track in the first session the teams put in plenty of laps in the second run as they perfected their set-ups for the afternoon qualifying session.

Jarno Trulli was third fastest for Toyota, 0.374 seconds down, in the second session with Montoya fourth in the second McLaren and Giancarlo Fisichella fifth for Renault.

Ralf Schumacher was sixth in the second Toyota, Jenson Button finished seventh in the fastest BAR-Honda, leading home eighth-placed teammate Takuma Sato to finish a promising session for the British team.

The Ferrari duo of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello completed the top ten runners but Schumacher made a mistake midway through the session and went off at the bus stop chicane and Red Bull driver Christian Klien also went off.

Raikkonen finished fastest in the first 45-minute session on a time of 1:48.125 that put him 0.391 seconds ahead of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya as McLaren secured a confident one-two.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Alonso Renault (M) 1:46.307 14 2. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:46.641 + 0.334 11 3. Trulli Toyota (M) 1:46.681 + 0.374 15 4. Montoya McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:46.858 + 0.551 8 5. Fisichella Renault (M) 1:47.049 + 0.742 16 6. R.Schumacher Toyota (M) 1:47.054 + 0.747 16 7. Button BAR-Honda (M) 1:47.419 + 1.112 14 8. Sato BAR-Honda (M) 1:47.507 + 1.200 15 9. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:47.773 + 1.466 12 10. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:47.991 + 1.684 14 11. Pizzonia Williams-BMW (M) 1:48.092 + 1.785 13 12. Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:48.204 + 1.897 15 13. Webber Williams-BMW (M) 1:48.213 + 1.906 11 14. Massa Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:48.551 + 2.244 16 15. Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth (M) 1:48.866 + 2.559 12 16. Klien Red Bull-Cosworth (M) 1:48.877 + 2.570 11 17. Albers Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:49.166 + 2.859 12 18. Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:49.208 + 2.901 15 19. Monteiro Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:50.740 + 4.433 13 20. Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:51.594 + 5.287 14 All timing unofficial 
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