Fisichella Fastest in Practice 4 - Monaco

Renault finished on top of the pile after the final practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix when Giancarlo Fisichella finished just ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso

Fisichella Fastest in Practice 4 - Monaco

The two Renault drivers proved the class of the field but the session was stopped with minutes to go after an collision between Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher blocked the track.

Although the cars were not badly damaged the session was not restarted and Fisichella finished with a time of 1:13.988 to beat Alonso by just 0.059 seconds.

Kimi Raikkonen, in his McLaren, finished third fastest but he was 0.270 seconds off the lead time while Jarno Trulli, of Toyota, and Mark Webber, of Williams, completed the top five runners.

Ralf Schumacher managed to set the sixth fastest time before his collision and Juan Pablo Montoya, who topped the first session, finished seventh fastest with David Coulthard eighth in the lead Red Bull Racing car.

World Champion Michael Schumacher finished ninth fastest and Vitantonio Liuzzi, in the second Star Wars-liveried Red Bull Racing car, completed the top ten runners just over a second slower than the lead pace.

Raikkonen was the first driver out on track in the second session and he set the benchmark with a time of 1:16.828 but Alonso immediately beat it when he went more than half a second faster.

Montoya spun heading into the chicane just ten minutes into the session and pulled into the escape road but he was able to get going again and returned to the McLaren pits.

Raikkonen improved on Alonso's time to go top but Michael Schumacher then went 0.052 seconds faster with a lap of 1:15.633 that became the fastest time of the weekend so far.

Webber went fastest with around 25 minutes to go as he bettered Schumacher's time by 0.279 seconds then went faster still to improve by another one tenth of a second.

Schumacher went back on top with 20 minutes to go but Raikkonen then went 0.703 seconds faster than the Ferrari driver to set a time of 1:14.258 before Alonso went fastest then Fisichella snatched top spot at the end.

Christijan Albers almost caused a surprise collision when his Minardi slowed at the end of his lap. He pulled into the pit lane exit just as Vitantonio Liuzzi was coming out and narrowly missed the Red Bull car.

Felipe Massa, who failed to complete a lap in the first morning session, made it out in the second but Jordan driver Tiago Monteiro was confined to the garage for most of the second session and only set a time in the final five minutes.

The session was red flagged with two minutes to go when Villeneuve hit the back of Coulthard's car as the Red Bull Racing driver tried to pass Ralf Schumacher's Toyota on the way up the hill to Casino Square.

Villeneuve lost the nose from his Sauber while Coulthard was knocked sideways into Schumacher and the Toyota driver spun leaving three stricken cars to be craned away as the session came to a close.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Fisichella Renault (M) 1:13.988 18 2. Alonso Renault (M) 1:14.047 + 0.059 14 3. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:14.258 + 0.270 10 4. Trulli Toyota (M) 1:14.322 + 0.334 11 5. Webber Williams-BMW  (M) 1:14.418 + 0.430 10 6. R.Schumacher Toyota (M) 1:14.459 + 0.471 10 7. Montoya McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:14.543 + 0.555 7 8. Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth (M) 1:14.582 + 0.594 16 9. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:14.961 + 0.973 14 10. Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth (M) 1:14.998 + 1.010 16 11. Heidfeld Williams-BMW (M) 1:15.196 + 1.208 10 12. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:15.637 + 1.649 8 13. Massa Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:16.123 + 2.135 17 14. Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:16.148 + 2.160 10 15. Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:18.506 + 4.518 12 16. Monteiro Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:19.034 + 5.046 7 17. Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:19.606 + 5.618 10 18. Albers Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:19.700 + 5.712 10 All timing unofficial 
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