Sunday Warm Up - Belgian GP

World Champion Michael Schumacher and Finnish youngster Kimi Raikkonen continued their mastery of the tricky Spa-Francorchamps circuit, when they finished first and second in the Sunday warm-up for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Sunday Warm Up - Belgian GP

World Champion Michael Schumacher and Finnish youngster Kimi Raikkonen continued their mastery of the tricky Spa-Francorchamps circuit, when they finished first and second in the Sunday warm-up for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Pole sitter Schumacher scorched to a time of 1:48.044 in his Ferrari as he enjoyed the rare clear skies and sunshine at his favourite track on the calendar.

But McLaren-Mercedes star Raikkonen, who will start alongside Schumacher on the front row of the grid, showed the five-time World Champion he is determined to chase him hard for victory by getting within half a second of his rival's time.

Schumacher displayed his dominance, however, with a late lap that stretched him 0.989 seconds clear of Raikkonen, leaving clear signals that he plans to drive into the distance in Sunday afternoon's race.

Scot David Coulthard finished third, within one hundredth of a second of his McLaren-Mercedes teammate, with Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa fourth for Jaguar as the rejuvenated team continued to show impressive pace.

Rubens Barrichello, who will start behind his Ferrari teammate Schumacher in third, finished 1.359 seconds slower than the German in fifth, just ahead of Italian Renault driver Jarno Trulli.

Frenchman Olivier Panis and Canadian Jacques Villeneuve were seventh and ninth respectively for British American Racing Honda, with Ralf Schumacher eighth for Williams-BMW and Nick Heidfeld completing the top ten in his Sauber.

Jordan's Takuma Sato finished last of the runners after failing to set a competitive time before spinning off around the Stavelot corner and damaging his car when he hit the tyre barriers.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:48.044 232.172 km/h 10 2. Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:49.033 + 0.989 11 3. Coulthard McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:49.104 + 1.060 10 4. de la Rosa Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:49.107 + 1.063 11 5. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:49.403 + 1.359 12 6. Trulli Renault (M) 1:49.463 + 1.419 9 7. Panis BAR Honda (B) 1:49.806 + 1.762 10 8. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:50.086 + 2.042 8 9. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:50.151 + 2.107 11 10. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:50.155 + 2.111 10 11. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:50.364 + 2.320 13 12. Salo Toyota (M) 1:50.466 + 2.422 11 13. Button Renault (M) 1:50.610 + 2.566 9 14. McNish Toyota (M) 1:50.757 + 2.713 9 15. Massa Sauber Petronas (B) 1:50.896 + 2.852 11 16. Fisichella Jordan Honda (B) 1:50.941 + 2.897 13 17. Irvine Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:51.500 + 3.456 10 18. Davidson Minardi Asiatech (M) 1:52.292 + 4.248 11 19. Webber Minardi Asiatech (M) 1:52.653 + 4.609 12 20. Sato Jordan Honda (B) 2:07.290 + 19.246 4 All Timing Unofficial

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