Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - China

Raikkonen led the way for McLaren in Saturday morning's opening practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix when he finished just ahead of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - China

Finn Raikkonen set a time of 1:34.253 to lead Montoya, who ran wide on his final run, by just 0.193 seconds as McLaren displayed the performance that could net them an 11th win this weekend.

But Renault proved they are ready to fight all the way for the constructors' title by setting next best times with Giancarlo Fisichella third and his teammate Fernando Alonso in fourth.

Mark Webber put his Williams into fifth place with Jenson Button sixth for BAR-Honda and David Coulthard seventh in his Red Bull Racing machine.

Takuma Sato, in his last race for BAR-Honda, finished eighth fastest with Felipe Massa, in his last race for Sauber, in ninth and Antonio Pizzonia tenth for Williams.

Pizzonia made a mistake at turn nine and stopped out on the circuit after spinning his Williams through 180 degrees then Michael Schumacher spun at turn two then ran wide at turn 14.

Jarno Trulli had an off, also at turn 14, in his Toyota, and Minardi pair Christijan Albers and Robert Doornbos both ran wide at turns 13 and 11 respectively and Christian Klien failed to set a time.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:34.253 6 2. Montoya McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:34.446 + 0.193 6 3. Fisichella Renault (M) 1:34.472 + 0.219 8 4. Alonso Renault (M) 1:34.631 + 0.378 4 5. Webber Williams-BMW (M) 1:34.749 + 0.496 12 6. Button BAR-Honda (M) 1:35.004 + 0.751 6 7. Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth (M) 1:35.296 + 1.043 9 8. Sato BAR-Honda (M) 1:35.461 + 1.208 8 9. Massa Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:35.532 + 1.279 9 10. Pizzonia Williams-BMW (M) 1:35.675 + 1.422 13 11. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:35.981 + 1.728 10 12. Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas (M) 1:35.982 + 1.729 8 13. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:35.994 + 1.741 10 14. Trulli Toyota (M) 1:36.100 + 1.847 13 15. R.Schumacher Toyota (M) 1:36.251 + 1.998 10 16. Monteiro Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:37.555 + 3.302 6 17. Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:37.563 + 3.310 10 18. Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:38.072 + 3.819 6 19. Albers Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:38.697 + 4.444 10 20. Klien Red Bull-Cosworth (M) No Time All timing unofficial 
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