Speed Fastest in Friday Practice

Scott Speed was the fastest man in practice in Barcelona today, setting a time of 1:27.521 - a full five seconds faster than last year's Formula 3000 pole time

Speed Fastest in Friday Practice

Speed was just 0.066 faster than Coloni's Gianmaria Bruni in a fairly trouble free session.

Of the 24 drivers, only two had their sessions afflicted with car troubles - Nico Rosberg was unable to set a time due to a drive shaft problem and Can Artam ran for half of the session before stopping in the pitlane for the remainder.

Mathias Lauda lost his car under braking, stopping on track, while Nelson Piquet locked his brakes and took a trip through the gravel before continuing.

Piquet's teammate Xandi Negrao had a dramatic looking moment, flying through the gravel and finding the tyre barrier in a cloud of dust.

Pos Driver       Team                      Time             Laps
 1  Speed        iSport International      1:27.521          13
 2  Bruni        Coloni Motorsport         1:27.587 + 0.066  10
 3  Pla          DPR                       1:27.972 + 0.451  15
 4  Lopez        DAMS                      1:28.136 + 0.615  11
 5  Pantano      Super Nova International  1:28.365 + 0.844  13
 6  Garcia       Racing Engineering        1:28.475 + 0.954  10
 7  Lapierre     Arden International       1:28.505 + 0.984  13
 8  Piquet Jr.   Hitech Piquet Sports      1:28.530 + 1.009  16
 9  Kovalainen   Arden International       1:28.560 + 1.039  13
10  Viso         BCN Competicion           1:28.702 + 1.181  13
11  Premat       ART Grand Prix            1:28.847 + 1.326  13
12  Piccione     Durango                   1:28.894 + 1.373  14
13  Lauda        Coloni Motorsport         1:28.918 + 1.397   3
14  Sharp        DPR                       1:28.968 + 1.447  13
15  Carroll      Super Nova International  1:28.979 + 1.458  13
16  Jani         Racing Engineering        1:29.175 + 1.654  12
17  Alvarez      Campos Racing             1:29.176 + 1.655   6
18  Yoshimoto    BCN Competicion           1:29.220 + 1.699  10
19  Fauzy        DAMS                      1:29.787 + 2.266  11
20  Artam        iSport International      1:30.066 + 2.545   6
21  Negrao       Hitech Piquet Sports      1:30.325 + 2.804  12
22  Hernandez    Campos Racing             1:30.388 + 2.867  10
23  Monfardini   Durango                   1:30.464 + 2.943   7
24  Rosberg      ART Grand Prix            No Time            2
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