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Raikkonen on top in practice 2 - Britain

Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in the Friday afternoon practice session at Silverstone

The Toyotas showed good speed to take third and fifth with Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli, while the McLarens could only manage fourth and sixth, with Lewis Hamilton ahead.

The majority of the action took place in a busy opening half-hour. The McLarens were briefly fastest, before the Ferrari drivers both took a turn on top.

All four title contenders were then momentarily shaded by Trulli, before Felipe Massa and Raikkonen restored Ferrari's advantage.

Raikkonen's 1:20.639 put him 0.650 seconds clear of his teammate, and although Massa twice improved his time on subsequent runs, he remained half a second adrift.

The McLarens were then shuffled down to the foot of the top ten as the Toyotas, Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella and the Williams all improved.

A brief rain shower in the first part of the lap limited opportunities for gains during the next 20 minutes, but even once the conditions cleared the McLarens were unable to get back on terms with the Ferraris.

Hamilton improved to fourth, equalling the time set by third-placed Schumacher's Toyota, but 0.742 seconds slower than Raikkonen. Fernando Alonso ended the session sixth, behind Schumacher's teammate Trulli.

Williams continued their strong morning form with Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz taking seventh and eighth, followed by Mark Webber and Anthony Davidson.

Christian Klien made his first appearance in an official session since losing his Red Bull drive last September. He deputised for Jenson Button at Honda after the Briton suffered back pain in this morning's practice, and set the 18th fastest time.

Both Renaults had minor trips off the road during the afternoon, with Heikki Kovalainen going through the gravel at Brooklands, and Fisichella exploring the Copse run-off area. Honda's Rubens Barrichello also visited the gravel at the complex.

The only driver to damage his car was Adrian Sutil, who spun his Spyker in the middle of Copse and nudged into the wall on the outside of the corner.

Pos  Driver        Team                    Time               Laps
 1.  Raikkonen     Ferrari            (B)  1:20.639            35
 2.  Massa         Ferrari            (B)  1:21.138  + 0.499   30
 3.  R.Schumacher  Toyota             (B)  1:21.381  + 0.742   34
 4.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes   (B)  1:21.381  + 0.742   39
 5.  Trulli        Toyota             (B)  1:21.467  + 0.828   35
 6.  Alonso        McLaren-Mercedes   (B)  1:21.616  + 0.977   35
 7.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota    (B)  1:21.619  + 0.980   40
 8.  Wurz          Williams-Toyota    (B)  1:21.650  + 1.011   37
 9.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault   (B)  1:22.137  + 1.498   31
10.  Davidson      Super Aguri-Honda  (B)  1:22.143  + 1.504   40
11.  Kovalainen    Renault            (B)  1:22.189  + 1.550   42
12.  Fisichella    Renault            (B)  1:22.257  + 1.618   39
13.  Kubica        BMW Sauber         (B)  1:22.372  + 1.733   41
14.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault   (B)  1:22.428  + 1.789   23
15.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber         (B)  1:22.486  + 1.847   34
16.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda  (B)  1:22.487  + 1.848   38
17.  Barrichello   Honda              (B)  1:22.511  + 1.872   39
18.  Klien         Honda              (B)  1:22.833  + 2.194   45
19.  Speed         Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B)  1:22.840  + 2.201   42
20.  Liuzzi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B)  1:23.105  + 2.466   35
21.  Albers        Spyker-Ferrari     (B)  1:23.113  + 2.474   35
22.  Sutil         Spyker-Ferrari     (B)  1:23.720  + 3.081   30

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