Friday Second Free Practice - Belgian GP

Finn Kimi Raikkonen topped the times in the second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday as World Champion Michael Schumacher failed to find his stunning form on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Friday Second Free Practice - Belgian GP

Finn Kimi Raikkonen topped the times in the second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday as World Champion Michael Schumacher failed to find his stunning form on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

McLaren-Mercedes driver Raikkonen set a time of 1:44.701 to finish 0.314 seconds ahead of British BAR-Honda driver Jenson Button with Schumacher 0.436 seconds down in third place.

Ryan Briscoe caused the session to be stopped after just 16 minutes when he lost control of his Toyota heading into the notorious Eau Rouge corner but escaped injury after destroying his car.

Briton Anthony Davidson, the pace-setter in the earlier session, finished fourth fastest with his BAR teammateTakuma Sato completing an impressive session for the team in fifth place.

Scot David Coulthard showed McLaren's strength when he finished sixth fastest ahead of the lead Williams-BMW of Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia, who finished more than a tenth faster than tenth-placed Colombian teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, who is the only man who can stop Schumacher winning the title this weekend, finished eighth fastest for Ferrari with Spaniard Fernando Alonso ninth in the lead Renault.

Schumacher spun at turn 14, just before Stavelot, mid way through the session when he lost the back of his car and put the rear tyres onto the gravel but he was able to continue back to the pits unharmed.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:44.701 14 2. Button BAR-Honda (M) 1:45.015 + 0.314 15 3. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:45.137 + 0.436 16 4. Davidson BAR-Honda (M) 1:45.437 + 0.736 25 5. Sato BAR-Honda (M) 1:45.451 + 0.750 20 6. Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:45.507 + 0.806 13 7. Pizzonia Williams-BMW (M) 1:45.559 + 0.858 14 8. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:45.625 + 0.924 20 9. Alonso Renault (M) 1:45.658 + 0.957 20 10. Montoya Williams-BMW (M) 1:45.678 + 0.977 17 11. Massa Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:45.960 + 1.259 20 12. Fisichella Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:45.978 + 1.277 19 13. Webber Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:46.471 + 1.770 10 14. Panis Toyota (M) 1:46.528 + 1.827 17 15. Zonta Toyota (M) 1:46.902 + 2.201 20 16. Trulli Renault (M) 1:46.912 + 2.211 21 17. Wirdheim Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:47.265 + 2.564 23 18. Klien Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:47.370 + 2.669 8 19. Briscoe Toyota (M) 1:47.634 + 2.933 9 20. Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:48.687 + 3.986 16 21. Heidfeld Jordan-Ford (B) 1:48.803 + 4.102 18 22. Glock Jordan-Ford (B) 1:48.817 + 4.116 21 23. Pantano Jordan-Ford (B) 1:48.962 + 4.261 17 24. Leinders Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:49.480 + 4.779 16 25. Bruni Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:49.742 + 5.041 16 All timing unofficial

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