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Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - Hungary

McLaren's strong form continued as expected in Saturday's first practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as Championship challenger Kimi Raikkonen led the way at the Hungaroring

Raikkonen finished top of the timesheets with a lap of 1:21.686 set late in the session while World Champion Michael Schumacher finished second fastest 0.156 seconds behind the Finn.

Juan Pablo Montoya made it two McLarens in the top three when he finished 0.294 seconds back but Schumacher bumped him down the order in the closing seconds to prevent a McLaren one-two.

Ralf Schumacher was fourth fastest for Toyota, who had three cars in the top five on Friday afternoon, and Championship leader Fernando Alonso finished fifth quickest.

Another clear sunny day greeted the teams at the Hungarorong but with sessions run in the early morning the temperatures were cooler than in the Friday sessions and only rose to 31 degrees Celsius with the track at 38 degrees.

Jarno Trulli finished sixth fastest in the second Toyota with Nick Heidfeld seventh fastest in his Williams and Rubens Barrichello eighth fastest in the second Ferrari.

Mark Webber made it two cars in the top ten for Williams when he slotted into ninth place and Felipe Massa completed the top ten runners in his Sauber as all 20 drivers completed a timed lap.

Robert Doornbos spun his Minardi at turn four halfway through the session, Trulli had an off at turn two just two minutes later and Mark Webber went off at turn five in his Williams.

Christian Klien went off at turn five and his Red Bull Racing teammate David Coulthard went off at turn one then Christijan Albers, in the second Minardi, made a mistake and went off at turn four.

Pos  Driver        Team                  Time                  Laps
 1.  Raikkonen     McLaren-Mercedes  (M)  1:21.686                7
 2.  M.Schumacher  Ferrari           (B)  1:21.842  +    0.156   10
 3.  Montoya       McLaren-Mercedes  (M)  1:21.980  +    0.294    7
 4.  R.Schumacher  Toyota            (M)  1:22.712  +    1.026   10
 5.  Alonso        Renault           (M)  1:22.798  +    1.112    8
 6.  Trulli        Toyota            (M)  1:22.888  +    1.202   10
 7.  Heidfeld      Williams-BMW      (M)  1:23.167  +    1.481    6
 8.  Barrichello   Ferrari           (B)  1:23.583  +    1.897    4
 9.  Webber        Williams-BMW      (M)  1:23.678  +    1.992    7
10.  Massa         Sauber-Petronas   (M)  1:23.715  +    2.029   10
11.  Button        BAR-Honda         (M)  1:23.902  +    2.216    6
12.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Cosworth (M)  1:23.932  +    2.246    7
13.  Klien         Red Bull-Cosworth (M)  1:24.006  +    2.320    7
14.  Sato          BAR-Honda         (M)  1:24.070  +    2.384   11
15.  Villeneuve    Sauber-Petronas   (M)  1:24.078  +    2.392   11
16.  Fisichella    Renault           (M)  1:24.200  +    2.514    6
17.  Doornbos      Minardi-Cosworth  (B)  1:25.691  +    4.005   11
18.  Karthikeyan   Jordan-Toyota     (B)  1:25.721  +    4.035   10
19.  Albers        Minardi-Cosworth  (B)  1:25.947  +    4.261   11
20.  Monteiro      Jordan-Toyota     (B)  1:26.600  +    4.914   12

All timing unofficial

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