Friday First Free Practice - Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen, fresh from the news that he will move from Sauber to McLaren for next season, crashed out of Friday's first practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Friday First Free Practice - Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen, fresh from the news that he will move from Sauber to McLaren for next season, crashed out of Friday's first practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Finn Raikkonen lost the front-right wheel of his Sauber after hitting a barrier at the first chicane. The Sauber driver was unhurt and walked back to the pits as his teammate Nick Heidfeld also crashed out at turn seven to leave Sauber without an undamaged car for the second session.

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher topped the times in the session as his team opted to fit their cars with black nose cones and have no sponsors on their chassis. David Coulthard was second in the times for McLaren, while his teammate Mika Hakkinen was fifth after announcing his break from the sport next year.

Arrows driver Jos Verstappen also suffered a crash early in the session as he slammed his car into a tyre wall at the Curva di Lesmos. He was unable to set a competitive time in the session.

New drivers Tomas Enge and Alex Yoong, for Prost and Minardi respectively, also held their own in the session as they finished 20th and 21st.

Pos Driver Team Times 1. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:25.524 243.847 km/h 2. Coulthard Mclaren Mercedes (B) 1:25.592 + 0.068 3. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:25.728 + 0.204 4. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:25.740 + 0.216 5. Hakkinen Mclaren Mercedes (B) 1:26.053 + 0.529 6. Button Benetton Renault (M) 1:26.197 + 0.673 7. Raikkonen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:26.701 + 1.177 8. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:26.843 + 1.319 9. Trulli Jordan Honda (B) 1:27.001 + 1.477 10. de la Rosa Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:27.066 + 1.542 11. Panis BAR Honda (B) 1:27.259 + 1.735 12. Fisichella Benetton Renault (M) 1:27.276 + 1.752 13. Irvine Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:27.401 + 1.877 14. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:27.502 + 1.978 15. Frentzen Prost Acer (M) 1:27.644 + 2.120 16. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:27.667 + 2.143 17. Alesi Jordan Honda (B) 1:28.148 + 2.624 18. Bernoldi Arrows Asiatech (B) 1:28.866 + 3.342 19. Alonso Minardi European (M) 1:29.184 + 3.660 20. Enge Prost Acer (M) 1:29.948 + 4.424 21. Yoong Minardi European (M) 1:31.192 + 5.668 22. Verstappen Arrows Asiatech (B) 5:43.120 + 4:17.596 All Timing Unofficial

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