Saturday Second Free Practice - Chinese GP

World Champion Michael Schumacher turned up the heat in Saturday's final practice session when he led a Ferrari one-two at the top of the timesheets ahead of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Saturday Second Free Practice - Chinese GP

World Champion Michael Schumacher turned up the heat in Saturday's final practice session when he led a Ferrari one-two at the top of the timesheets ahead of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Schumacher, who had yet to top a session this weekend, set a time of 1:33.448 in temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius, but it was slower than of the fastest lap so far, set by BAR-Honda test driver Anthony Davidson on Friday.

It put him 0.348 seconds ahead of second-placed Brazilian teammate Rubens Barrichello with McLaren-Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finishing 0.594 down as the best of the rest.

Briton Jenson Button finished fourth fastest in his BAR with Italian Giancarlo Fisichella fifth for Sauber and German Nick Heidfeld in a surprise sixth place, less than one second off the lead pace, in his Jordan.

Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished second fastest in the earlier morning session, finished seventh in his Williams-BMW with Scot David Coulthard eighth in the second McLaren.

Brazilian Ricardo Zonta finished ninth fastest in his Toyota with his compatriot Felipe Massa completing the top ten runners in his Sauber but finishing 1.159 seconds off session-leader Schumacher's pace.

Schumacher and Austrian Christian Klien both ran wide at turn 16 and Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, who finished a disappointing 15th fastest, went off in his Renault at turn seven in the only other incident of the session.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:33.448 13 2. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:33.796 + 0.348 12 3. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:34.042 + 0.594 11 4. Button BAR-Honda (M) 1:34.233 + 0.785 15 5. Fisichella Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:34.286 + 0.838 10 6. Heidfeld Jordan-Ford (B) 1:34.404 + 0.956 12 7. Montoya Williams-BMW (M) 1:34.458 + 1.010 12 8. Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:34.470 + 1.022 10 9. Zonta Toyota (M) 1:34.518 + 1.070 19 10. Massa Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:34.607 + 1.159 12 11. Alonso Renault (M) 1:34.627 + 1.179 12 12. R.Schumacher Williams-BMW (M) 1:34.769 + 1.321 9 13. Sato BAR-Honda (M) 1:35.155 + 1.707 16 14. Panis Toyota (M) 1:35.211 + 1.763 14 15. Villeneuve Renault (M) 1:35.309 + 1.861 12 16. Webber Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:35.354 + 1.906 20 17. Klien Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:35.869 + 2.421 17 18. Bruni Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:36.748 + 3.300 10 19. Glock Jordan-Ford (B) 1:37.158 + 3.710 14 20. Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:38.014 + 4.566 9 All timing unofficial

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