Thursday, August 30, 2007

Alonso on top at Monza

Fernando Alonso signalled his intent as he joined the second day of testing this week at the Monza circuit and finished fastest overall, despite only running in the afternoon. Alonso took over from Lewis Hamilton and went 0.3s faster. BMW's Nick Heidfeld was third fastest.

The weather was generally good at Monza, apart from a brief, light shower mid-afternoon. There were few disruptions to the day's testing, Mark Webber causing one in the morning when his Red Bull ground to a halt on track and at lunch time when Sato's Super Aguri stopped on track. Jarno Trulli finished fourth fastest for Toyota, showing more encouraging pace for the Japanese car manufacturer's chances at the Italian Grand Prix next week. Kimi Raikkonen was only fifth, 0.6s off Alonso's pace.Renault, Toro Rosso, Williams, Honda and Spyker were also in action today and testing continues at the Monza circuit tomorrow.


1. Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.155

2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:23.454

3. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:23.725

4. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:23.759

5. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:23.773

6. Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:24.093

7. Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso 1:24.266

8. Alexander Wurz Williams 1:24.356

9. Christian Klien Honda 1:24.595

10. Mark Webber Red Bull 1:24.701

11. Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1:24.976

12. Adrian Sutil Spyker 1:25.278

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