Friday Second Free Practice - Brazilian GP

Rubens Barrichello made the perfect start to his home race weekend at Interlagos when he topped the times ahead of World Champion Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher in Friday's second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Friday Second Free Practice - Brazilian GP

Rubens Barrichello made the perfect start to his home race weekend at Interlagos when he topped the times ahead of World Champion Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher in Friday's second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Barrichello, who has finished only once in 11 attempts on home soil, set a time of 1:11.166 ­ more than two seconds faster than his pole position time last year ­ to beat Schumacher by 0.168 seconds.

Ferrari, who are chasing a record 16th win of the season, finished comfortably ahead of closest challenger Kimi Raikkonen, of McLaren-Mercedes, who set the third fastest time despite spinning after just four minutes of the session.

Briton Jenson Button, now resigned to another year at BAR-Honda after seeing his Williams move scrapped on Wednesday, finished fourth with the team's British test driver Anthony Davidson and Japan's Takuma Sato fifth and sixth.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso finished seventh in his Renault, just ahead of Brazilian Sauber driver Felipe Massa, who is aiming for his first finish on home soil this weekend.

Australian Ryan Briscoe finished ninth for Toyota while German Ralf Schumacher and Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya finished tenth and 11th as they prepare for their final race with the Williams-BMW team.

Austrian Jaguar driver Christian Klien, German Timo Glock, of Jordan, and Brazilian Toyota driver Ricardo Zonta, drafted in for his home race alongside Italian Jarno Trulli, all spun but continued during the session.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:11.166 25 2. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:11.334 + 0.168 28 3. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:11.526 + 0.360 20 4. Button BAR-Honda (M) 1:11.731 + 0.565 25 5. Davidson BAR-Honda (M) 1:11.920 + 0.754 31 6. Sato BAR-Honda (M) 1:11.988 + 0.822 23 7. Alonso Renault (M) 1:12.005 + 0.839 30 8. Massa Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:12.183 + 1.017 24 9. Briscoe Toyota (M) 1:12.209 + 1.043 34 10. R.Schumacher Williams-BMW (M) 1:12.235 + 1.069 26 11. Montoya Williams-BMW (M) 1:12.280 + 1.114 24 12. Villeneuve Renault (M) 1:12.316 + 1.150 31 13. Doornbos Jordan-Ford (B) 1:12.345 + 1.179 27 14. Zonta Toyota (M) 1:12.347 + 1.181 30 15. Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:12.430 + 1.264 24 16. Trulli Toyota (M) 1:12.545 + 1.379 36 17. Fisichella Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:12.631 + 1.465 29 18. Webber Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:12.816 + 1.650 35 19. Heidfeld Jordan-Ford (B) 1:13.114 + 1.948 24 20. Bruni Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:13.467 + 2.301 31 21. Klien Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:13.509 + 2.343 32 22. Glock Jordan-Ford (B) 1:13.966 + 2.800 24 23. Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:13.979 + 2.813 25 24. Wirdheim Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:14.303 + 3.137 28 25. Leinders Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:14.754 + 3.588 10 All timing unofficial

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