Saturday First Free Practice - Canadian GP

Ferrari drivers Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher continued their impressive form in rainy Montreal to top the times in the first part of Saturday's morning practice session.

Saturday First Free Practice - Canadian GP

Ferrari drivers Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher continued their impressive form in rainy Montreal to top the times in the first part of Saturday's morning practice session.

In heavily overcast and drizzly conditions Barrichello set a time of 1:26.167 on the damp track, four seconds faster than the time he set in the heavy rain to finish fastest in qualifying on Friday.

Barrichello finished 0.361 seconds faster than World Champion teammate Schumacher and Canadian Jacques Villeneuve finished third as Bridgestone's superiority was displayed again in the wet conditions.

A dry line formed towards the end of the session and Spaniard Fernando Alonso, the fastest Michelin runner in Friday qualifying, finished fourth fastest in his Renault but he was almost two seconds slower than the leading Ferrari.

Briton Jenson Button finished fifth for BAR-Honda and managed 22 laps, the most of any driver, as he got in as much practice as possible on his return to the cockpit following a difficult day on Friday.

German Nick Heidfeld, of Sauber, finished sixth with Italian Giancarlo Fisichella seventh for Jordan-Ford and World Championship leading Finn Kimi Raikkonen eighth in the McLaren-Mercedes. Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia, who topped the practice session in the wet on Friday, was ninth in the Jaguar and Italian Jarno Trulli completed the top ten in his Renault.

Turn one caught out six drivers - Schumacher, Cristiano da Matta, Heidfeld, Jacques Villeneuve twice, Trulli and Ralph Firman - and turn eight caught out Jos Verstappen, Trulli, Raikkonen and Pizzonia twice.

Scot David Coulthard spun his McLaren-Mercedes at turn two, while Schumacher lost control of his Ferrari at turn one and also spun. Frentzen hit the barriers at turn two and Briton Justin Wilson slowed when his engine cover disintegrated.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:26.167 182.200 km/h 19 2. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:26.528 + 0.361 21 3. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:27.621 + 1.454 19 4. Alonso Renault (M) 1:28.089 + 1.922 17 5. Button BAR Honda (B) 1:28.159 + 1.992 22 6. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:28.397 + 2.230 14 7. Fisichella Jordan Ford (B) 1:28.437 + 2.270 15 8. Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:28.499 + 2.332 20 9. Pizzonia Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:28.667 + 2.500 20 10. Trulli Renault (M) 1:28.782 + 2.615 17 11. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:29.143 + 2.976 16 12. Frentzen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:29.190 + 3.023 14 13. Firman Jordan Ford (B) 1:29.197 + 3.030 17 14. da Matta Toyota (M) 1:29.874 + 3.707 17 15. Coulthard McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:29.885 + 3.718 16 16. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:30.314 + 4.147 16 17. Wilson Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:30.355 + 4.188 9 18. Panis Toyota (M) 1:30.410 + 4.243 13 19. Webber Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:30.516 + 4.349 18 20. Verstappen Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:31.690 + 5.523 14 All Timing Unofficial

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