McLaren on Top in Practice 4 - Italy

McLaren duo Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya made their mark at Monza when they secured the top two times in the final practice session ahead of Saturday's qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix

McLaren on Top in Practice 4 - Italy

McLaren have been on the pace all weekend and Raikkonen set a time of 1:20.916 to lead the session and finish 0.402 seconds ahead of Montoya as the teams completed their final race preparations.

BAR-Honda driver Takuma Sato was the best of the rest, finishing 0.483 seconds behind Raikkonen, with Championship leader Fernando Alonso 0.632 seconds back in fourth.

Home driver Jarno Trulli, of Toyota, secured the fifth fastest time with Italian Giancarlo Fisichella sixth, just more than four tenths behind his Renault teammate Alonso.

Australian Mark Webber continued Williams' strong form at the low-downforce circuit with seventh place but his injured teammate Nick Heidfeld's replacement Antonio Pizzonia could only manage 15th.

The Red Bull drivers David Coulthard and Christian Klien finished eighth and ninth and World Champion Michael Schumacher could not match his second-placed first practice finish and ended tenth.

Schumacher made a mistake that saw him clatter across the gravel then Dutch Minardi driver Christijan Albers was a late spinner when he rotated his car in the final sector

But Narain Karthikeyan was fortunate to escape when he spun at the Variante della Roggia in his Jordan and crashed sideways into the tyre wall.

Pos  Driver         Team                  Time                  Laps
 1.  Raikkonen     McLaren-Mercedes  (M)  1:20.916                8
 2.  Montoya       McLaren-Mercedes  (M)  1:21.318  +    0.402   10
 3.  Sato          BAR-Honda         (M)  1:21.399  +    0.483   13
 4.  Alonso        Renault           (M)  1:21.548  +    0.632   13
 5.  Trulli        Toyota            (M)  1:21.884  +    0.968   14
 6.  Fisichella    Renault           (M)  1:21.951  +    1.035   12
 7.  Webber        Williams-BMW      (M)  1:22.066  +    1.150    7
 8.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Cosworth (M)  1:22.291  +    1.375   16
 9.  Klien         Red Bull-Cosworth (M)  1:22.345  +    1.429   12
10.  M.Schumacher  Ferrari           (B)  1:22.395  +    1.479   14
11.  Barrichello   Ferrari           (B)  1:22.437  +    1.521   13
12.  Button        BAR-Honda         (M)  1:22.558  +    1.642   13
13.  Villeneuve    Sauber-Petronas   (M)  1:22.701  +    1.785   12
14.  R.Schumacher  Toyota            (M)  1:22.710  +    1.794   11
15.  Pizzonia      Williams-BMW      (M)  1:22.823  +    1.907   10
16.  Massa         Sauber-Petronas   (M)  1:23.389  +    2.473   12
17.  Monteiro      Jordan-Toyota     (B)  1:23.472  +    2.556   15
18.  Doornbos      Minardi-Cosworth  (B)  1:23.676  +    2.760   14
19.  Albers        Minardi-Cosworth  (B)  1:24.104  +    3.188   12
20.  Karthikeyan   Jordan-Toyota     (B)  1:24.772  +    3.856   11

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