Raikkonen leads wet practice 1 - Brazil

Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in the damp opening practice session at Interlagos, with Lewis Hamilton taking fifth and Fernando Alonso choosing not to participate

Raikkonen leads wet practice 1 - Brazil

Drizzle fell throughout the session, occasionally increasing to a heavier rain shower and ensuring that a dry line never appeared.

The title contenders sat out most of the morning, allowing Kazuki Nakajima, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel, Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to all take turns on top as the weather fluctuated.

The Ferraris eventually emerged in the final 15 minutes and swiftly moved into first and second. Felipe Massa was the faster of the pair initially, before Raikkonen moved ahead by half a second with his last lap.

Hamilton made two comparatively tentative runs near the end of the morning, eventually taking fifth position. But his McLaren teammate Alonso decided to limit himself to an installation lap, as did the BMW pair and Giancarlo Fisichella.

Heikki Kovalainen ultimately took third for Renault, 1.2 seconds off the pace and just ahead of Rosberg and Hamilton.

Schumacher was sixth despite a quick spin late on, with Vettel moving back up to seventh near the end having been pushed back into the midfield as others improved.

Mark Webber, Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi completed the top ten.

Despite the treacherous conditions, there were few incidents. Along with Schumacher's spin, Sakon Yamamoto also had a quick trip off the road, while Adrian Sutil explored the run-off at the Senna S on two consecutive laps during one of the harder showers.

Pos  Driver        Team                    Time              Laps
 1.  Raikkonen     Ferrari            (B)  1:19.580           9
 2.  Massa         Ferrari            (B)  1:20.062 + 0.482  10
 3.  Kovalainen    Renault            (B)  1:20.829 + 1.249  19
 4.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota    (B)  1:21.064 + 1.484  14
 5.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes   (B)  1:21.121 + 1.541  10
 6.  R.Schumacher  Toyota             (B)  1:21.243 + 1.663  22
 7.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B)  1:21.598 + 2.018  22
 8.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault   (B)  1:22.104 + 2.524  12
 9.  Trulli        Toyota             (B)  1:22.104 + 2.524  26
10.  Liuzzi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B)  1:22.250 + 2.670  17
11.  Barrichello   Honda              (B)  1:22.434 + 2.854  23
12.  Button        Honda              (B)  1:22.477 + 2.897  22
13.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault   (B)  1:22.667 + 3.087  16
14.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda  (B)  1:22.929 + 3.349  19
15.  Sutil         Spyker-Ferrari     (B)  1:23.248 + 3.668  30
16.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota    (B)  1:23.261 + 3.681  26
17.  Davidson      Super Aguri-Honda  (B)  1:23.551 + 3.971  20
18.  Yamamoto      Spyker-Ferrari     (B)  1:24.366 + 4.786  25
19.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber         (B)                     1
20.  Kubica        BMW Sauber         (B)                     1
21.  Alonso        McLaren-Mercedes   (B)                     1
22.  Fisichella    Renault            (B)                     2

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