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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